In our on-going blog series on incredible roof features you may want to add to your home, office, or commercial space, we’ve been discussing dormer windows, chimneys, skylights, and more. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at three more cool roof features you may want to add to your roof to make it unique, add value to your home, and add value to your life.

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These oft-overlooked features to your roof can be so much more than your typical line across your home. The purpose of gutters is not to frame your home. In fact, gutters catch the water that falls from your roof when it rains, transports it along the sides, and dumps it in spots along your home, preferably away from your foundation and sides of your home so water damage does not occur. If you didn’t have gutters, your roof would be a constant stream of dripping water all along your home when it rained, making for an interesting challenge as you unload groceries from your car.

There are many different types of gutters you can easily add to your home to customize your home’s look, from European gutters to Victorian Ogee gutters. You can also change up the material of your gutters. The most common material for gutters is aluminum. However, copper gutters are becoming popular because copper is a beautiful material that is affordable when added as an accent piece to your home. Gutters come in a wide variety of colors so you can match your commercial or residential roof from PRN Roofing in Tuscaloosa, and a wide variety of shapes, from gargoyles and dragons to rams and swans. Next time you are out and about, take a look at your gutters and consider changing them up to add value to your home.

Plumbing vents

Most likely another roof feature you have never paid attention to, plumbing vents are more important than you think. Plumbing vents help with air pressure in your plumbing system, bringing in fresh air, which helps water flow through your pipes. Plumbing vents help to keep waste smells down, allows odors to escape, and prevents gases from the sewer system from entering your home.

Most homes have plumbing vents; however, some do not. If you are unsure, you can call in your local roofing company or your local plumber for a definitive answer. They are important, and if you’ve recently added in a sink or another household appliance that connects to your water system, it’s a good idea to ensure each new addition is being properly vented. As with other roof features, you can customize your plumbing vents; however, the options are more limited than with other roofing features. However, PRN Roofing in Tuscaloosa encourages you to investigate your options, especially if it’s an old pipe randomly sticking out of your roof.

Attic fans

Like their names imply, attic fans are in the attic. Attic fans are different than whole-house fans, and people often confuse the two. Attic fans are fans that are installed in the attic, but they vent air from the attic out through an exhaust system. Attic fans move the hot air that accumulates in your roof during the day out, which helps to cool the attic. Cooling your attic directly translates into a cooler home, which can be super helpful in the summer. Attic fans are popular in New England. They also help to keep condensation from building up in the attic, which protects the rafters, shingles, and other roof components from deteriorating too soon.

Whole-house fans also live in your attic, but their purpose is much different. The purpose of whole-house fans are to bring in fresh air from the outside world through the open windows in the house and then blow this cool air into the attic. This air is now able to escape through the attic, which is pressurized and exhausts the air. The result is a cooler home and performs the job of an air conditioner. However, whole-house fans are meant to be run only when the outside air is cooler than the inside air, which is mainly at night. Before air conditioning became an affordable option for most homeowners in the 1960s, whole-house fans were the primary way homeowners and business owners kept their homes and businesses cool.

PRN Roofing in Tuscaloosa believes adding in an attic fan or a whole-house fan can add value to your home. Not only do they work to cool your home, but having moving air and cooler air in your roofing system is just a good idea all around to prevent future maintenance issues in the years ahead.


PRN Roofing strives to make a significant difference in the Tuscaloosa community with our superior roofing solutions, from commercial roof repairs to multi-family roof maintenance. Besides roofing, we also offer other exterior home solutions, such as gutter cleaning and repair, siding installation, and residential and commercial painting services. We strive to be the one-stop-shop for all your exterior home, business, and office needs. As the nation’s leading roof specialists, we pride ourselves on having the best talent in roofing around who are not only excellent at their roofing jobs, but also care about the quality of service they deliver. We want the best customer experience for you, and we always welcome feedback and communication with our customers.

PRN Roofing in Tuscaloosa can handle any roofing project, from the smallest of roof leaks in your garden shed to the biggest commercial roof replacement. We have years of experience installing roofs of all different types of materials, as well as roof features, including some of the ones we’ve been discussing in our on-going blog series. We are passionate about ensuring you have the highest-quality roof at an affordable price. Whether you need roof maintenance or just want your roof inspected to make sure there are no problems, we can help. Give us a call today!