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This industry article, published in Roofing Contractor Magazine, Air Vent asked roofing contractors to share the one message they’d like to say to a homeowner before arriving to inspect the roof and attic ventilation system.


Originally published in Roofing Contractor Magazine, Oct 14, 2019.


A residential roofing contractor has met with a homeowner to review the proposed roofing estimate, which includes an attic ventilation assessment. What often happens next is a point of frustration for many quality-conscious contractors — strong resistance from the homeowner because of price, differences between other submitted roofing estimates, or the homeowner is unwilling to fully understand the project.

“Think of attic ventilation as a prescription for good home health,” said Jeff Barnett, vice president of Barnett Roofing & Siding Inc. in Canton, Mich. “With proper ventilation, the home will breathe easier with less potential for mold and premature aging and failure of the roof system. Not to mention the reduced costs of operating the heating and cooling system.” ......(Click the link below to continue reading the full article)


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Top 10 Tips


This industry article, published in Roofing Contractor Magazine, provides an inside view of Air Vent's Ask the Expert™ Seminars™—occuring annually from January through March, in select North American cities.


Originally published in Roofing Contractor Magazine, June 20, 2019.


When Air Vent Inc. takes its “Attic Ventilation: Ask the Expert” seminar on the road, John Noel usually attends one of the Michigan stops, taking in as much info as possible.

Noel, owner of Harrison Township, Mich.-based A-1 Roofing and Siding, was among the crowd of roofing contractors there in Michigan hotel in late March. It was near the end of Air Vent’s 27-stop tour that ran during the 12-week first quarter and saw more than 2,000 attendees. Air Vent has hosted the seminars annually for the last 21 years.

More than 100 people from the metro Detroit area attended the Novi stop.

Over the years, Noel said he has attended Air Vent’s seminar 15 times.

I keep coming back to continue refreshing,” Noel told RC. “With what we do in roofing, to go in and present ventilation (to a homeowner), to explain the ins, the outs, the whys…the way the information is presented here just makes good sense.” ......(Click the link below to continue reading the full article)


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Top 10 Tips


Top Ten Air Vent Tips for Roofers From the Field 


Who knows better how well (or not so well) a residential attic ventilation system will perform than the actual installer who witnesses the results in person? Who knows exactly which installation methods are highly likely to turn into a problematic callback than the roofing contractor who once was on the receiving end of that callback?

In this industry article, published in Roofing Contractor Magazine, roofing pros across North America share their best residential attic ventilation tips that have helped them on the job.


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Top 10 Tips


Roofing Pros Insist Attic Ventilation is a Core Part of their Overall Business 


Often an afterthought and sometimes ignored completely during a residential roofing project, attic ventilation could easily be viewed as a non-essential roofing accessory. Giving attention to the roof covering material is logical and more obvious. But roofing professionals refuse to underestimate the role of airflow in and out of the attic. In fact, they’ve incorporated proper attic ventilation into their business plans for many reasons, not the least of which is the homeowner’s trust and the roof’s performance.


In this industry article, published in Roofing Contractor Magazine, we examine the importance of attic ventilation as a core part of any roofing business.


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Mixing Exhaust Ventilation


Mixing Exhaust Vent Types is Problematic


In this industry article, published in Roofing Magazine, we examine the problems caused by mixing different types of exhaust vents, documenting actual cases roofing contractors have encountered in the field.


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