The cost of a roof vent cap has soared to more than $10 million, according to a new report from the National Roofing Association.
The cap costs more than a third of the average cost of an indoor roof vent and can be purchased for $10.4 million, the NRA said.
The cost of venting in the US is expected to climb from $3.2 billion in 2012 to $6.2 trillion by 2040, according the National Association of Home Builders.
The NRA says venting costs are expected to drop dramatically in the coming decades.
“While the cost of building a new roof is a major concern, the cost for the cost to install and maintain existing roofing is also important,” the association said.
“The cost is a matter of national interest, especially when considering the fact that most households in the United States have never purchased a roofing system, and there are many homes that are already at or above the capacity for air.”
The NAB says a good venting system can cost less than $200 per month, with a high efficiency rating, and can keep roof temperatures and ventilation at an optimal level for up to six months.
A vent cap is a special kind of vent hood that is used in some areas to reduce the noise and temperature that can result from overheating, according NAB.
The organization recommends that you get a vent cap and have it installed as soon as possible.