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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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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The effects of household humidifiers on attic moisture accumulation

A word of caution about humidifiers

 

Thanks to Gary Bell, Pilesgrove, NJ – an attendee of the Air Vent “Attic Ventilation: Ask the Expert Seminar™” we have this word of caution about humidifiers to share with you: Learn how homeowners can better manage their household humidifiers to avoid an excess buildup of moisture and condensation in their attic. Common consumer-level household humidifiers can add over 15 gallons of moisture to your home which can hinder attic ventilation performance.

 

pdf small Read more about humidifier management, and recommended humidity levels for optimal attic ventilation
(Includes Attic Condensation Checklist)

 

 

Humidity and Condensation

 

 

 

Clearing the Air – Considerations for Attic Ventilation

This article supports Air Vent's longstanding recommendations to roofing professionals when considering residential attic ventilation:

1) Keep the airflow balanced with INTAKE and EXHAUST regardless if you use the 1/300 or 1/150 ratio.
2) Increase the amount of overall ventilation for roofs 8/12 pitch and steeper (all of Air Vent's calculation tools have this built into their logic)
3) Having more EXHAUST than INTAKE is problematic.

 

pdf small Read the full article - "Clearing the Air"

 

 

 

Understanding Product Certifications

what do attic ventilation product certifications mean to our customers?

 

A closer look and understanding/appreciation for what the various product certifications mean in the market. Specifically:

• Miami-Dade County
• UL
• TDI
• CSA
• Florida Building Code
• ICC
• Wildland Urban Interface

 

pdf small Read more about understanding product certifications 


 

 

 

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