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The Edge Vent

Air Vent, the industry leader in residential attic ventilation has a shingle-over, edge-of-roof installed intake vent – The Edge™Vent. It not only provides continuous intake airflow at the roof’s edge but it significantly simplifies intake vent installation by keeping the roofing contractor on the roof.

Description

Air Vent’s The Edge™ Vent provides proper intake ventilation for homes with little or no overhang. It’s a roof-top installed, shingle-over intake vent designed based on roofing contractor feedback from our Ask the Expert™ seminars. It can be used to supplement existing soffit or undereave vents as well.

 

The Edge Vent provides 9 square inches of net free area per linear foot to balance with ShingleVent® II ridge vents and other Air Vent exhaust vents.

  • Roof-top installation keeps the roofer on the roof
  • Internal baffles and filter provide weather protection
  • Constructed of same material as industry-trusted ShingleVent II ridge vents
  • Each 4-ft piece has integrated end plugs on each end
  • Radius design allows for increased airflow
  • 3/4" low profile
  • Minimum roof picth: 3/12
  • Setting tabs on bottom underside assist with installation
  • Key component of The Balanced System™ for Attic Ventilation
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty and 5-year Replacement Plus™ Protection.

 

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Specifications

When installed in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations, Air Vent products comply with the net free area requirements of nationally recognized model codes, including those written by BOCA, SBCCI and ICBO.

 

Here's an overview of the specifications for Air Vent's complete line of intake ridge ventilation products.

Product Model Description Colors Size Net Free Area
The Edge™ Vent EVI Shingle-over, roof-top installed intake vent Black 11.4" x 48" 9 sq. in. per ft.
Continuous
Soffit Vent
SV201 Aluminum
Continuous
soffit vent
(Retrofit)
White,
Mill, Brown
2-3/4" x 96" 9 sq. in. per ft.
  SV202 Aluminum
Continuous
soffit vent
(New
Construction)
White 2-3/4" x 96" 9 sq. in. per ft.
  SV351 PVC
Continuous
soffit vent
(Retrofit)
White 2-3/4" x 96" 9 sq. in. per ft.
Undereave
Vents
EV16424 Aluminum White,
Mill,
Brown
4" x 16" 28" pc
  EV16624 Aluminum White,
Mill,
Brown
6" x 16" 42" pc
  EV16824 Aluminum White,
Mill,
Brown
8" x 16" 56" pc
Oval Undereave Vents OEV436BR  Plastic Brown   22"
Oval Undereave Vents OEV436WH Plastic  White   22" 
Vented Drip Edge VDE Aluminum White 10' 9 sq. in. per ft.

 

THE SIMPLE MATHEMATICS OF A BALANCED RIDGE VENTILATION SYSTEM

  • According to most building codes, you need 1 square foot of ventilation for every 150 square feet of attic floor space.
  • For new home construction that includes a vapor retarder, the minimum is 1 square foot of ventilation for every 300 square feet of attic floor space.
  • If your vents are split between ridge vents and intake vents, the minimum requirement is also 1 square foot of ventilation for every 300 square feet of attic floor space.

To determine how many feet of net free area you need, use this formula:

Square feet of attic floor space

300
= Square feet of net free area needed
For example:    
1500 square feet of attic floor space

300
= 5 square feet of free area needed

 

Ridge Vent/Intake Vent Calculator for Standard Gable Attic

To use this calculator, first find the total square footage of the attic floor area. Round your calculations up to the next highest number (see Ventilations Requirements).

Then look across to the number under the Minimum Length of Ridge column. That tells you the total linear feet of ridge vent required using the 1/300 minimum code requirements. Note: because today's tighter homes require more airflow, the 1/150 ratio is also included.

To balance your ridge vent system, find the length of the ridge and follow the column to the right for required intake vents (see Balancing Your Ridge Vent System).

 

Ventilation Requirements

Attic Square Footage Minimum Length of Ridge
at 1/300 ratio At 1/150 ratio
1200 16 32
1500 20 40
1800 24 48
2100 28 56
2400 32 64
2600 36 72
3000 40 80
3300 44 88

Note: Calculations are based on ShingleVent II and Multi-Pitch FilterVent which provide 18" of net free area per linear foot.

 

Balancing Your Ridge Vent System

Length of Ridge Linear Feet of
The Edge™ Vent shingle-over intake
Number of Undereave Vents
16" x 8" 16" x 6" 16" x 4"
15' 30 5 6 10
20' 40 6 9 13
30' 60 10 13 19
40' 80 13 17 26
50' 100 16 21 32
60' 120 19 26 39
70' 140 23 30 45
80' 160 26 34 51
90' 180 29 39 58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warranty

WARRANTY

Learn about warranty coverage, transferability, limitations, other conditions and customer responsibilities.

 

Read the full warranty and the list of eligible products.

 

For Warranty information and questions, please contact us at: warranty@gibraltar1.com 

 

Limited Warranty
The Air Vent Product that you have purchased has a limited warranty from the date of purchase against defects in workmanship and materials. The length of the warranty varies by product. Please see attached chart for details. Any part believed to be defective must be returned to the factory (Air vent, Inc., 4117 Pinnacle Point Dr, Suite 400, Dallas, Texas 75211) freight prepaid. If found to be defective following examinations, any defective part will be replaced free of charge and returned freight prepaid. This warranty does not cover any labor costs, including those required for field repair or replacement or removal of any allegedly defective part.

 

Limitations
Air Vent shall not be liable for, and this warranty does not apply to, any failure, defect or damage resulting from or connected with misuse, abuse, neglect or improper handling or staging , or installation not in strict adherence to Air Vent’s written instructions; impact of foreign objects, fire, flood, earthquake, lightning, hurricane, hail, tornado or other violent storms or other act of God; or defects in failure of or damage caused by materials used as roofing base over which the product is installed or by movement, distortion, cracking or settling of walls or the foundation of the building.

Air Vent reserves the right to discontinue or modify any of its products including color, and shall not be liable as a result of such discontinuation or modification, nor shall Air Vent be liable in the event replacement material may vary in color in comparison to the original product as a result of normal weathering. If Air Vent replaces any product under this warranty, it may substitute products designated by Air Vent to be of comparable quality or price range in the event the product initially installed has been discontinued or modified.

 

Replacement Plus™ Protection
Products are covered by Replacement Plus™ protection (see attached for applicable products) for a period of time (varies by product) provided that the product has been installed in strict accordance with Air Vent’s written installation instructions. Under this warranty feature, Air Vent, at no charge, will replace any product found to be defective during the Replacement Plus™ period (Replacement Plus™ period begins when the product installation is completed). Air Vent’s maximum liability under Replacement Plus will be equal to the reasonable cost to replace the defective product, including labor.

In instances in which Air Vent, according to the terms of this warranty, has agreed to pay the cost of labor required to replace a defective intake vent, Air Vent will provide reimbursement only upon receipt of a copy of the contractor’s invoice or other written evidence of the completion of the work which Air Vent, at its sole discretion, deems acceptable.

 

Transferability
Provided that the products covered by this warranty have been installed in strict accordance with the Air Vent Inc. written installation instructions and in accordance with all local codes and standards, including those pertaining to fire-rated construction, Air Vent warrants to the original purchaser or first subsequent owner of the property that the product is free from manufacturing defects for the described length below from the date of purchase. If there is a change in ownership, the warranty may be transferred by the original purchaser of the product to the new owner (first subsequent owner) under the terms and conditions of this warranty.

 

Motor Replacements
The electrical motor is to be used solely as a direct replacement for a motor of the same model in an Air Vent, Inc, power attic ventilator. Using the motor in any other product could result in electrical shock and/or fire, which may cause property damage, serious injury or even death. Any motor replacement should be installed by a qualified licensed electrician in accordance with local, state and national electrical codes and standards. Make sure that power to the unit has been completely turned OFF at the breaker before approaching or inspecting the power attic ventilator or installing the replacement motor.

 

Other Conditions
This warranty is expressly in lieu of all other oral or written warranties, liabilities or obligations of Air Vent. Pertinent state law shall control for what period of time subsequent to sale a consumer/homeowner may seek a remedy pursuant to the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Air Vent be liable for consequential or incidental damages of any kind, including any damage to the building, its contents or any persons therein, resulting from the breach of any warranty set forth herein, unless exclusion of these types of damages are specifically prohibited by state law. No field representative of Air Vent or any distributor or dealer is authorized to make any change or modifications to this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.

 

The following warranty is effective 6/23/2017.

 Product  Warranty  Replacement Plus Protection
 ShingleVent ®II ridge vent (12", 9", 7", Class A 9" and 7") Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Peak Performer™ I & II Rolled ridge vent Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Multi-Pitch FilterVent® ridge vent Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 The Edge™ Vent Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Hip Ridge® Vent Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 VenturiVent™ Plus ridge vent Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 VenturiVent™ Rolled ridge vent Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 ATTIC-AIRE™ ALL SEASONS™ Filtered Ridge Vent and Roll Vent Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Power Cool Plus™ Power Attic Ventilator- model PC15 Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Power Cool Plus™ Power Attic Ventilator- model PC12 10 Year Limited Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Power Cool™ Power Attic Ventilator- model BR28 10 Year Limited Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Power Cool™ Power Attic Ventilator- model BR26 5 Year Limited  2 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Solar Power Fan- (models NPSP8WW, SC8BL, NPSG8) 5 Year Limited Warranty 2 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Gable-Mount Power Fans (APG, APGH)- with Humidistat Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Gable-Mount Power Fans (WCGB)- with Thermostat 10 Year Limited Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Gable-Mount Power Fans (model WCGA) 5 Year Limited Warranty 2 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Gable-Mount Power Fan Solar (NPSG8) 5 Year Limited Warranty 2 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Gable-Mount 20 Watt Solar Fan (1020APV) 5 Year Limited Warranty on Fan Motors 20 Year Limited on Solar Panel, Fan Housings

 Whole-House Fans 10 Year Limited Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Roof Mount Power Vent (ASRHP, SV3000) Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Roof Mount Power Vent (RV26, RV28) 10 Year Limited Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Roof Mount Power Vent (NPSP8WW, SC8BL) 5 Year Limited Warranty 2 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Automatic Foundation Vent 5 Year Limited Warranty  

 Heavy Duty Automatic Foundation Vent 5 Year Limited Warranty  

 Powered Foundation Vent 5 Year Limited Warranty  

 Ridge Vent 20’ Limited Lifetime Warranty  

 Airhawk® Wind Turbines (TIB, TOB series) Limited Lifetime Warranty  

 Attic Aire™ Wind Turbines (WT series) 5 Year Limited Warranty  

 Airhawk® Static Vents (RVG55, B144) 5 Year Limited Warranty  

 Low Voltage Foundation Vent (Series 5 & 6, Radon) 5 Year Limited Warranty  

 Solar Power Fan (AV9912TR, AV9920TR, AV9930TR) 5 Year Limited Warranty on Fan Motors 20 Year Limited on Solar Panel, Fan Housings

 Skylight Tubes (1914ST, 2114ST) 10 Year Limited Warranty  

US Sunlight Solar Controller (SC20) 1 Year Limited Warranty on Unit, Remote  

 

Success Stories

Success Story - The Edge Vent

 

Bone Dry Roofing, Inc., IN
Address: 4825 West 79th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: 317-873-6005
Website: www.bonedryroofing.com

Editor’s Note: For this project the homeowner requested a new roof. The shingles were showing significant signs of deterioration. Upon inspection Bone Dry Roofing learned the current pitched roof was built over the top of an existing flat roof. There was zero intake ventilation for either of the two separate existing attics. The existing exhaust ventilation was 4 roof louvers. Bone Dry Roofing proposed ShingleVent II ridge vent for one attic that had a generous ridge length (25 linear feet) and a 30-watt solar powered fan for the 2nd attic (it only had 4 linear feet of ridge length available so a ridge vent would not work). The solar powered fan has a “Solar Controller” that allows fan operation without access to the sun if desired. Edge Vent was used as the intake ventilation.

 

“When we inspected this roof it was clear the shingles were blistering badly and cracking. Lack of proper airflow contributed to this. The customer is very happy with the finished product and is very appreciative that we were able to bring their attic ventilation up to code.”Judd Haag, General Manager, Bone Dry Roofing

 

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SUCCESS STORY - The Edge Vent

BTR Construction & Roofing, Matthews, NC
Address: 600 West Charles Street, Suite A
Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: 704-363-6895
Email: kevin@btrroofing.com
Website: www.btrroofing.com

 

“We really enjoy using The Edge Vent on our reroof projects that do not have enough intake or any intake. We don’t have to do any cutting into the finished soffit which could cause a change in the look of the project. All of the work is done on the roof which saves us time and money. And it’s not noticeable after installation. There is no other way to achieve this much intake on a reroof project.”Kevin McHugh, BTR Construction & Roofing

 

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SUCCESS STORY - The Edge Vent

 

Buck Roofing & Construction, LLC, Kansas City, KS
Address: Address: 1122 Merriam Lane
Kansas City, KS 66103
Phone: 913-384-2680
Email: rob@rbuckroofing.com
Website: www.rbuckroofing.com

 

“For this project we replaced the roof louvers and gable louvers with ShingleVent II ridge vent for exhaust and replaced the mini-louvers with The Edge Vent for intake. As is the case with many of the houses in this area, this house did not have enough intake and the attic was not breathing. Using The Edge Vent was the best solution. Our crew had installed The Edge Vent before so we were familiar with the installation. The vents work well and look good.”Rob Geist, Sales Manager, Buck Roofing & Construction, LLC

 

Editor’s Notes: By relying exclusively on ShingleVent II ridge vent for exhaust ventilation and eliminating the roof louvers and gable louvers Buck Roofing & Construction addressed the potential weather infiltration and inefficient airflow performance that can result when two types of exhaust vents are mixed on the same roof (known as short-circuiting).

 

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SUCCESS STORY - The Edge Vent

 

Calkins Construction, Inc., Waynesburg, OH
Address: 7000 Indian Run, Waynesburg, OH 44688
Phone: 330-866-5450
Email: dougcalkins@aol.com

 

“We used The Edge Vent on the last home we shingled. The home had no overhangs but The Edge Vent was able to provide intake ventilation for the roof. We were very satisfied with the product and feel it looks perfect! The homeowner was also very pleased with the appearance. We will be happy to use this product in the future.”Doug Calkins, Owner, Calkins Construction

 

Editor’s Notes: Calkins Construction used ShingleVent® II ridge vent for exhaust and then balanced the attic system with The Edge Vent for intake.

 

 

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SUCCESS STORY - The Edge Vent

Cleveland Remodelers, Inc., Novelty, OH
Address: 13694 Northwood Road, Novelty, OH 44072
Phone: 440-338-1200
Email: markd@clevelandremodelers.com

 

“This house had no overhang at all. The homeowner was experiencing ice backup for years. He contacted numerous contractors about this; but no one was able to solve his problem, he said. ‘Knowledge is Power.’ I informed the homeowner about The Edge Vent. At first he was reluctant but after educating him about this ventilation product he decided to proceed with the work. After a long and hard winter—problem solved.”Mark J. Dee, President, Cleveland Remodelers, Inc.

 

Editor’s Notes: For exhaust ventilation ShingleVent II ridge vent was used. Cleveland Remodelers learned about the above project because of a referral from a satisfied customer across the street. And since then, The Edge Vent customer has referred his next door neighbor to Cleveland Remodelers.

 

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SUCCESS STORY - The Edge Vent

 

Elite Exteriors, Inc, Burnsville, MN
Address: 1505 Southcross Drive W, Suite B,
Burnsville, Minnesota 55306
Phone: 651-688-7808
Web: http://www.eliteexteriors.us/

 

“The Edge Vent is an excellent product. The homeowner has seen a drastic improvement in the air temperature in the upper level of his home; which ultimately will increase the longevity of the roof life of his home. Our Project Manager Jake Geisler evaluated the roof and worked closely with the local Air Vent representative Bill Pierro to specify The Edge Vent for this house that did not have an overhang for traditional intake vents.”Jason Vogen, CEO, Elite Exteriors.

 

Editor’s Notes: This two-story house previously had individual roof louvers for exhaust ventilation without any intake ventilation (the house does not have an overhang/soffit). Elite Exteriors balanced the attic ventilation system by replacing the roof louvers with Air Vent’s ShingleVent® II ridge vent for exhaust and added The Edge Vent for intake.

 

 

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Home Restorations, Mechanicsville, MD
Address: 39099 Pond View Lane
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Phone: 301-472-4119
Web: http://www.homerestorations.com

Check out this short video filmed by longtime ShingleVent II ridge vent user Bill Thomas (Mechanicsville, MD) featuring Air Vent”s ridge vent and The Edge Vent. In 4-short minutes Bill details many of the key installation steps.

 

 

SUCCESS STORY - THE EDGE VENT

 

J & M Contracting, Beaver Falls, PA
Address: 3605 College Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Phone: 724-581-4258
Email: jmcontracting@hotmail.com

 

“The attic in this home was used as storage space. It was extremely hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. To make matters worse, the lack of ventilation was causing the 10-year-old shingles to fail. There are no overhangs. We installed The Edge Vent (for intake) and ShingleVent II (for exhaust). We ran baffles all the way to the ridge, and covered with R-19 insulation. Now the attic is the same temperature as the living space below. The homeowner is thrilled and raved about the change.”Jim Witter, Owner, J & M Contracting

 

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Monarch Siding & Windows, Inc., Papillion, NE
Address: 308 E. Cary Street, Papillion, NE 68046
Phone: 402-596-1414
Email: tom@monarchsiding.com
Web: http://www.monarchsiding.com/

 

“The Edge Vent is very easy to use and adds so much intake ventilation without worrying about the existing soffit vents. Thanks to The Edge Vent I am able to educate homeowners about their roofing problems and find a suitable solution. It is a good ’common sense‘ solution to most roofing problems. I absolutely love the product and recommend it to all homeowners.” – Tom Galgerud, President, Monarch Siding & Windows.

 

Editor’s Notes: Tom attended Air Vent’s Ask the Expert™ educational seminar 1st quarter 2010 in Omaha and credits the seminar with further enhancing his attic ventilation sales presentation skills. It’s also where he learned about The Edge Vent. For the project above ShingleVent II ridge vent was used for exhaust.

 

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Northeast Contracting Corp., Alexandria, VA
Address: 4711 B Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: 703-370-8890
Email: eion@northeastcontracting.com

 

“I absolutely love the concept of The Edge Vent. The low profile blends in perfectly. More than ever we are finding opportunities to use this product.”Eion Kelley, Owner, Northeast Contracting Corporation.

 

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Paragon Exteriors, LLC, Waukesha, WI
Address: S29 W27205 Green Lane, Waukesha, WI 53188
Phone: 262-565-8282
Email: jake@paragonexteriors.com
Web: http://www.paragonexteriors.com

 

“For this project we had to move The Edge Vent up the roof because it was framed in such a way the soffits were completely blocked off from the attic. In other words, there was no channel for the air to enter through the soffit into the attic. We had to remove the entire roof, including the deck. We leveled the insulation and since the ceilings were cathedral we installed insulation baffles in every bay on the back side of the plywood to create an air channel to the ridge vent. To date, we have had zero issues with this and the customer has referred us numerous times since we were able to think out of the box to solve the intake ventilation problem without re-doing the entire soffit area.” – Jake Gast, Owner, Paragon Exteriors, LLC

 

Editor’s Notes: It’s acceptable to move The Edge Vent up the roof away from its intended edge-of-roof location if the roof has open soffits (exposed rafter tails) in which the attic itself actually begins up the roof OR if the house construction/framing blocks intake airflow at the eave. For all other applications, however, The Edge Vent is intended to be positioned at the very edge of the roof. If attic insulation is blocking the incoming airflow where The Edge Vent is supposed to be installed, Air Vent recommends addressing the insulation blockage point not moving The Edge Vent.

 

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Patriot Construction, Scottsville, NY
Address: 32 Main Street, Suite B, Scottsville, NY 14546
Phone: 585-720-0990
Web: http://www.nypatriot.com/

 

“A customer I met with had serious roofing ventilation issues. The house had blind soffits and was not vented at the eave. The homeowner is an engineer and is well aware of the fact that adequate intake is just as important as exhaust. We knew there had to be a way to properly ventilate the house while allowing the customer to maintain the manufacturer’s shingle warranty. I recommended The Edge Vent, explained how it worked, and how it would work with his exhaust vents to form a balanced system. I was so impressed with the results that I have installed The Edge Vent on my own home which used to have ice dams. I added The Edge Vent to the trouble spots and the ice damming has stopped.”Jan Brewster, President, Patriot Construction.

 

Editor’s Notes: The photos show The Edge Vent installed up the roof a few feet in order to allow the intake airflow to enter the attic which physically starts several feet above the edge of the roof. In situations like this—known as open soffits/exposed rafter tails—it is acceptable to position The Edge Vent up the roof a few feet.

 

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The Roofing Company of Burlington, Inc
Address: 29208 Plank Rd., Burlington, WI 53105
Phone: 262-534-6005
Fax: 262-534-6007
Web: http://www.trcob.com

 

“The 100+ year-old church, now our local Historical Society, needed a new roof. As it was, there was no ventilation, nor was there any way to get any through the soffit area. Edge Vent by Air Vent was the answer for intake venting, and ShingleVent II was used at the peak. After adding a new vent cavity to the entire roof system, we were able to ventilate the entire roof deck and turn the attic space into semi-conditioned air space.”The Roofing Company, Burlington, WI

 

Editor’s Notes: A vapor barrier was added to the deck before the 1.5″ risers were added to create the vent cavity.

 

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Roofs Over Georgia, Canton, GA
Address: 915 Goodwin Road
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 866-677-0347
Web: http://www.roofsovergeorgia.com

 

“Using The Edge Vent with two Air Vent Power Cool Plus™ 15 roof-mount power fans reduced the air temperature inside the attic dramatically. The attic temperature was only 10 degrees hotter than the upstairs bedrooms and only 12 degrees hotter than the 97 degrees outside. …I would recommend this product to any consumer who wants to reduce their attic temperature without installing more soffit vents.”Mirko Attolini, Salesman, Roofs Over Georgia

 

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Roofwerks, Inc., Raleigh, NC
Address: 809-104 Mt. Vernon Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-852-2660
Web: http://www.roofwerks.com

 

“One of the benefits of The Edge Vent is the ease of installation—our roofers can do it while they are putting shingles on the roof. They are already cutting the slot for the ridge vent. It’s the same down at the roof’s edge. Instead of sending another crew to install soffit vents. This saves time and labor.”John Sawyer, Estimator, Roofwerks

 

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Salt City Builders, Inc., Taylorsville, UT
Address: 4146 S. 1420 W.
Taylorsville, UT 84123
Phone: 801-281-1336
Web: http://www.saltcitybuilders.com

 

“Edge Vent is a product I began using in 2010, and from what I have experienced, it has been helpful in venting effectively and affordably when reroofing clients’ homes. …Even in the worst of situations with ice damming we have never had problems. For example, one client has a furnace in the attic which in the past caused multiple regular ice problems on the eaves. After installing The Edge Vent—even with the amount of ice caused from heat in the attic, we didn’t have any problems with the vent being blocked by ice. …Thank you for making such a valuable product that makes sense for us, the contractor and the homeowner.”Brock Horton, Owner, Salt City Builders

 

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SF5 Construction & General Contracting, Inc., Little Elm, TX
Address: 2701 E.
Little Elm Parkway
Little Elm, TX 75068
Phone: 817-343-3081
Email: jake@sf5roofing.com
Website: www.sf5roofing.com

 

“Many homes in south Irving, TX area have no overhang. We were contracted to put a new roof on this house. Our evaluation of the attic ventilation showed the homeowners they had no intake. Without intake, Air Vent’s Edge Vent was our solution. Texas has brutal summers. The homeowner has commented that adding The Edge Vent made a significant difference.“ – Jake Jacobson, Vice President of Sales and Customer Service, SF5 Construction & General Contracting, Inc.

 

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Siano Brothers Contracting, Cranford, NJ
Email: Christian@sianobrothers.com

 

“I wasn’t familiar with The Edge Vent until I met the local Air Vent rep. I’m glad I learned about it because it helped solve a challenging intake situation for this particular church project. My game plan for this project prior to The Edge Vent was going to be significantly more time consuming and labor intensive.”Chris Siano, Owner, Siano Brothers Contracting

 

Editor’s Notes: For this application it was necessary to use vented nail board because the existing tongue & groove deck didn’t have any insulation properties. The Edge Vent allowed the contractor to meet intake ventilation requirements without disturbing the historic wood soffits.

 

 

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Strander Roofing & Seamless Gutters LLC, Lodi, WI
Address: N1720 Hwy 113, Lodi, WI 53555
Phone: 608-592-3407
Email: chad@stranderroofing.com
Web: http://www.stranderroofing.com/

 

“This home had huge ice dam problems due to poor ventilation and their heat bills were virtually through the roof. …The home was a cape cod style structure so we cut in The Edge Vent along the bottom edge for intake and ShingleVent II on the ridge for exhaust. The homeowner was quite excited for the first winter without ice dam problems. He is also looking forward to the LP truck driving past his house and not stopping to fill his tank every 2 to 3 weeks because he was out of LP. This is definitely an Edge Vent & ShingleVent II success story.”Chad Strander, Owner, Strander Roofing & Seamless Gutters.

 

Editor’s Notes: Strander Roofing & Seamless Gutters installed 2 layers of 3-inch insulation (R-Value of 42) and applied fir strips over the top of the insulation; then installed the sheeting to the fir strips.

 

 

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Williams Construction, Beach Island, SC
Address: 1457 Augusta Road
Beach Island, SC 29842
Phone: 803-594-0900
Email: twilliams29803@bellsouth.net
Website: www.roofingbywilliams.com

 

“The Edge Vent installs great, looks exceptional, and the homeowner’s report reads that they were very satisfied with the product. We are looking forward to installing more of The Edge Vent in the near future.”Chris Williams, Owner, Williams Construction

 

 

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WM. Prescott Roofing & Remodeling, Inc., Carnegie, PA
Address: 20 W. Noblestown Road
Carnegie, PA 15106
Phone: 412-276-4242
Website: www.prescottroofing.com

 

“For this church project we installed CertainTeed’s Symphony Slate shingles. We used vented nail base with The Edge Vent to provide intake ventilation. We also installed ShingleVent II ridge vent to balance the attic ventilation system. The job turned out great and the vents worked great.”Chris Schmider, VP of Operations, Prescott Roofing

 

 

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SUCCESS STORY - THE EDGE VENT

WM. Prescott Roofing & Remodeling, Inc., Carnegie, PA
Address: 20 W. Noblestown Road
Carnegie, PA 15106
Phone: 412-276-4242
Website: www.prescottroofing.com

 

“When we inspected this gambrel roof and attic we found multiple exhaust vents in use; power fan, ridge vent and gable vents. Additionally, no intake ventilation was present on the front of the house. This resulted in mold growth and deterioration of plywood. Utilizing Air Vent products and technology we devised a solution resulting in a balanced ventilation system. The shingles were removed and damaged plywood was replaced. We removed the power fan, blocked the gable vents, and used ShingleVent II ridge vent as the exhaust. We also installed The Edge Vent intake vent where the gambrel roof meets the main. This incident underscores the importance of a balanced ventilation system.”Chris Schmider, VP of Operations, Prescott Roofing

 

 

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SUCCESS STORY - THE EDGE VENT

G & G Restoration, LLC, Greenwood, MO
Address: 24903 Timberlake Drive
Greenwood, MO 64034
Phone: 816-810-7218
Website: www.midwestrestore.com 

 

“We had to move The Edge Vent up the roof to access the attic. We separated the attic spaces to reduce the possibility of short-circuiting the system due to vertical height differences. The homeowner has noticed a difference. Even with a small amount of snow on the roof it now melts evenly.”  – Geremiah Gilliand, President, G & G Restoration

 

Editor’s Note: This project in Spring Hill, KS features an 1850s’ built house. G & G Restoration used ShingleVent II ridge vent (exhaust airflow @ horizontal peaks), Hip Ridge Vent (exhaust airflow diagonally) and The Edge Vent (intake airflow).

 

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Image 1) Edge Vent “Up the Roof”
Image 2) House in Progress
Image 3) House Built in 1850s
Image 4) Hip Ridge Vent

 

 

SUCCESS STORY - THE EDGE VENT

JSD Sanchez Roofing, OK
Address: 1340 SW Straka Terrace
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
Phone: 405-210-8632

 

“By our estimation, the shingles were less than 10 years old but were already sunbaked due to inadequate attic ventilation. There were only two small intake vents on the underside of the front gable box over the garage. For exhaust, we found the common mistake of two different types being mixed together (roof louvers combined with gable louvers). The homeowner was not interested in having holes cut in the freshly painted soffit for purposes of providing intake ventilation. The solution was to remove the existing exhaust vents, install ShingleVent II ridge vent along with roof-top intake The Edge Vent.”  – Don Chernicky, Makeover Masters

 

Editor’s Note: Makeover Masters originally contacted Air Vent seeking guidance for this project. JSD Sanchez Roofing did the installation. When The Edge Vent is used in a valley the slot stops 12 inches from the valley.

 

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Image 1) Edge Vent slot cut near valley
Image 2) Edge Vent installed with gutters
Image 3) ShingleVent II and Edge Vent Installed

 

 

SUCCESS STORY - THE EDGE VENT

Square Deal Building Supply
Address: 7670 Nineteen Mile Rd.
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Phone: 586-731-3670

 

Chuck Power from Square Deal Building Supply in Sterling Heights, MI shares his insight from a recent installation of The Edge Vent intake vent:

1) Cut the airflow slot in the roof.

2) Install the first layer of water-protective membrane under the vent on the bare deck. Cut out the area for the airflow slot.

3) Chuck added a piece of metal flashing under the mitre cut for added protection since the roof has two different slopes coming into a valley. NOTE: The airflow slot is kept away from both the valley and the end of the eave.

4) Install The Edge Vent.

5) Install the 2nd layer of water-protective membrane over the vent. NOTE: Be sure the factory cut end of the vent (built-in end plug) is facing out.

6) Install starter shingles and then shingle-over the vent.

– Chuck Power, Square Deal Building Supply

 

Editor’s Note: The valley starts out with a weave for the 1st row of shallow slope and two rows of steeper slope to help with the slope transition and the "bump" in The Edge Vent.

 

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Image 1) Cut slot in roof
Image 2) Put first layer of Ice/Water Shield and cut out where air slot is.
Image 3) Added a piece of metal flashing under the mitre for added protection since this roof had two different slopes coming into this valley. Note the air slot is kept away from both the valley and end of eave.
Image 4) Install Edgevent and put second layer of ice and water. Be sure to use factory end on the edge and the cut towards the inside.
Image 5) Install starter and shingle over venting
Image 6) Finished product, note that the valley starts out with a weave for 1st row of shallow slope and two rows of steeper slope to help with the slope transition and the “bump” from the Edgevent.

 

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Edge Vent Product Installation Overview

Here’s a step-by-step look at installing The Edge Vent. Viewer alert: Keep an eye out for climate-appropriate underlayment under and over the vent.

Rooftop-Installed Intake Vent Helps Solve Challenges

Whether the roof has overhangs or not, Air Vent’s Edge Vent provides proper intake ventilation for the exhaust vents. Its shingle-over design blends with the roof and its rooftop installation keeps the roofing contractor in complete control of the entire attic ventilation system. See how it installs and its three layers of weather protection.

Home Restorations The Edge™ Vent Installation Video

Check out this short video filmed by longtime ShingleVent II ridge vent user Bill Thomas (Mechanicsville, MD) featuring Air Vent’s ridge vent and The Edge Vent. In 4-short minutes Bill details many of the key installation steps.

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