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Air VentAugust 11, 2022

Podcast Episode (Air Vent Guest Appearance): What Homeowners Need to Know About Attic Ventilation

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Listen to the full episode below.

Air Vent was a guest on the Houston Roofer Podcast discussing what homeowners should be mindful of specific to attic ventilation including the need for INTAKE & EXHAUST (one without the other is bad news), what should the attic temperature be if the ventilation is working correctly, and things to look out for long after the roofing contractor is gone. Enjoy the conversation between Joe Patzke and Laura Cole at Trueworks Roofing in Houston, TX, with Air Vent’s “Attic Ventilation: Ask the Expert” seminar host Paul Scelsi.


Additional Resource:

PDF What Homeowners Should Know About Attic Ventilation

 

 

 

 

Air VentNovember 18, 2021

Industry Article: Why are You Recommending So Many Intake Vents?

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The roof estimate itemizes that 18 rectangular 16” x 8” undereave vents are needed. The homeowner questions this asking the contractor, “Why do I need 18? I already have 10?’ Here’s how Daniel White, Roof Life of Oregon, Tigard, OR, explained to the homeowner the current quantity of intake vents is not sufficient and will be problematic if not fixed. Read the full article below:


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PodcastListen to our Podcast episode: Point/Counterpoint between Homeowner and Roofer

 

 

 

 

Air VentNovember 11, 2021

Industry Article: Are You Saying My New Roof Will Last Longer if I Switch to Ridge Vents?

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The roofing contractor has thoroughly explained to the homeowner that switching from box vents or wind turbines to ridge vents is a significant attic exhaust vent improvement – based on the shape of the roof. The homeowner has one final question: “Will my roof last longer if I make the switch?” Here’s how Daniel White, Roof Life of Oregon, Tigard, OR responded. Read the full article below:


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PodcastListen to our Podcast episode: Point/Counterpoint between Homeowner and Roofer

 

 

 

 

Air VentNovember 4, 2021

Industry Article: If Ridge Vents are Better, Why Don’t I See Them More Often?

Homeowner Hut

It’s perfectly reasonable for a homeowner to question the roofing contractor’s recommendation to improve the attic exhaust vents. We did just that in our roleplay as we took the part of homeowner. We questioned the reasoning to change from box vents or wind turbines to ridge vents. Here’s how Daniel White, Roof Life of Oregon, Tigard, OR responded. Read the full article below:


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PodcastListen to our Podcast episode: Point/Counterpoint between Homeowner and Roofer

 

 

 

 

Air VentOctober 21, 2021

Industry Article: So My Wind Turbines Have Been Leaving Dead Air Spaces in My Attic?

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Representing the homeowner’s interests, Air Vent roleplayed a conversation with a roofing contractor discussing a replacement roof estimate.

“Are you telling me all these years the wind turbines on my roof have been leaving pockets of dead air spaces and I’d be better off with ridge vents?”
How did Daniel White, Roof Life of Oregon, in Tigard, OR, respond? Read the full article below:


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PodcastListen to our Podcast episode: Point/Counterpoint between Homeowner and Roofer

 

 

 

 

Air VentOctober 7, 2021

Industry Article: Why Change the Attic Exhaust Vents?

Homeowner Hut

Air Vent roleplayed with Daniel White, roofing consultant, Roof Life of Oregon, Tigard, OR in a point/counterpoint about a replacement roof estimate. Representing the homeowner’s interests we asked:

“You have a section here called ‘attic ventilation’ and I see listed something called ‘ridge vent’ and there is also ‘soffit vents’ listed. I already have three or four wind turbines on my roof. Why don’t you just give me brand new wind turbines since that’s what’s already up there?”
How did the roofing contractor reply? Read the full article below:


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PodcastListen to our Podcast episode: Point/Counterpoint between Homeowner and Roofer

 

 

 

 

Air VentSeptember 30, 2021

Industry Article: Negative Reviews from Homeowners Give Roofers a Chance to Make it Right

Homeowner Hut

While roofing contractors certainly would prefer positive reviews instead of negative, unfavorable comments from homeowners are an opportunity to make things right. In this article published inside Roofing Contractor Magazine, Tom Picha, All in 1 Home Improvements, Oswego, Illinois, shares his perspective from the receiving end. He also encourages homeowners to be open to a face-to-face conversation after submitting the review. Read the full article below:


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PodcastListen to our Podcast episode: Handling a Negative Customer Review

 

 

 

 

Air VentAugust 13, 2021

Industry Article: Energy Bill Cut 25% Thanks to Balanced Attic Ventilation

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In this industry article, published in Roofing Contractor Magazine, Khaled Kazmi of Precision Roof Crafters in Houston, Texas, explains how he helped a homeowner cut the energy bill 25%. Kazmi highlights the findings of his attic inspection that triggered an attic ventilation improvement and a very happy homeowner. Read the full article below:


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Podcast Podcast: Airing it Out with Air Vent, Episode 14: Homeowner’s Energy Bill Cut 25% Thanks to Attic Ventilation

 

 

 

 

Air VentAugust 6, 2021

Industry Article: Getting Homeowner’s Insurance to Pay

Homeowner Hut

In this industry article, published in Midwest Roofer Magazine, Kyle Pyatt of Gen 3 Roofing Corporation in Centennial, Colorado, details his process working with insurance companies. The majority of the roof replacements he works on are insurance claims; and he shares here how to get homeowner’s insurance to pay to bring the attic ventilation up to code as part of the claim. Read the full article below:


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PodcastListen to our Podcast episode: Getting Insurance to Pay to Bring the Attic Ventilation Up to Code

checklistUse the handy “Working with Insurance Checklist”

 

 

 

 

Air VentMay 13, 2021

Industry Article: Educating Homeowners About Attic Ventilation

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In this industry article, published in Midwest Roofer Magazine, Shawn Bellis of Epic Exteriors in Overland Park, Kansas highlights the five key points about attic ventilation that every homeowner should be aware of. Read the full article below:


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Listen to our Podcast episode: What Homeowners Should Know about Attic Ventilation where we discuss the five key points every homeowner should be aware of about attic ventilation.

 

 

 

Air VentApril 7, 2021

Industry Article: Shingle Life Reduced 24% Due to Improper Attic Ventilation

Homeowner Hut

In this industry article, published in Roofing Contractor Magazine, roofing professionals across North America share first-hand accounts of significant damage and life expectancy reduction to shingles due to improper attic ventilation. Read the full article below:


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Listen to our Podcast episode: Most Homes Have Incorrect Attic Ventilation. So What? where we discuss the potential consequences of improperly ventilated attics and explain why it matters.

 

 

 

Air VentMarch 11, 2021

Industry Article: Avoiding Moisture Problems in the Winter

Homeowner Hut

In this industry article, published in Midwest Roofer Magazine, we explain how daily activities inside the house such as cleaning, cooking and breathing generate gallons of water vapor. In the winter, this water vapor is attracted to the colder attic where it can become problematic if it’s not vented out of the attic effectively. Jerry Becker, Roof Life of Oregon in Tigard, Oregon, shares a compelling story about one homeowner’s health before and after the moisture troubles. Read the full article below:


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Listen to our Podcast episode Fighting Wintertime Moisture featuring Jerry Becker, an Oregon roofing contractor, sharing what he has learned fighting wintertime moisture in the attic

 

 

 

Air VentOctober 8, 2020

Industry Article: Mistakes Caught on Camera

Homeowner Hut

In this industry article, published in Roofing Contractor Magazine, roofing contractors share photos of residential attic ventilation mistakes they spotted in the field—and Air Vent explains how to fix them. Read the full article below:


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Air VentMay 14, 2020

Industry Article: HVAC Contractor: Vent Those Hot Attics Carefully

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In this industry article, published in HVAC & Refrigeration Insider, we explain how proper attic ventilation can impact the effectiveness of the air conditioning system. But the HVAC Contractor should take care not to make matters worse...Read the full article below:


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Air VentOCTOBER 17, 2019

Industry Article: Roofing Contractors 'Vent' About Homeowners

Homeowner Hut

“Think of attic ventilation as a prescription for good home health. 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."

 

– Jeff Barnett, Barnett Roofing & Siding, Inc., Canton, MI.

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