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How Am I Supposed to Vent This Attic?

How am I Supposed to Vent This Attic

  


By Paul Scelsi, Air Vent Inc., published in Roofing Contractor Magazine, June 2021.

 

Air in (intake vents). Air out (exhaust vents). That’s attic ventilation in a nutshell. But it’s not always that simple depending on the complexity of the roof’s configuration. We asked roofing contractors who attend our best practices in residential attic ventilation seminars: "What roofs are the most challenging to properly ventilate and why?" These roofers did not design the houses, nor did they build them. But they were hired to replace the roofs and address the attic ventilation.

 

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Listen to our Podcast episode: Improper Attic Ventilation Reduces Shingle Life 24% where we discuss how roofing professionals report a 24% reduction in shingle life and many documented problems to the shingles due to improper attic ventilation.

 

 

 

Educating Homeowners About Attic Ventilation

Educating Homeowners About Attic Ventilation

  


By Paul Scelsi, Air Vent Inc., published in Midwest Roofer Magazine, April 2021.

 

Sometimes residential roofing contractors reach out for assistance with educating homeowners about the importance of attic ventilation. It’s a popular topic during the Q & A session of our best practices seminars across North America. They’ll ask, “Can you help us explain the specific benefits of attic ventilation to homeowners to reduce their pushback during the roofing estimate process?”

 

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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.

 

 

 

Invest in Yourself and Your Business Through Ongoing Training

Homeowner Pushback

  


By Paul Scelsi, Air Vent Inc., published in Roofing Magazine, March 2021.

 

By investing in yourself and any employees you might have through continuous education, you help build your individual value and grow the company business overall. In many regions of North America, residential roofing slows during the winter months because the weather is not conducive to installing roofs. That opens the door for setting aside time for continuous education so that precious work time is not a conflict.

 

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Listen to our Podcast episode Invest in Yourself and Your Business with Continuous Education where we discuss the many readily available ways to continuously learn.

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Impact of Attic Ventilation on Shingle Life

Impact of Attic Ventilation on Shingle Life

  


By Paul Scelsi, Air Vent Inc., published in Roofing Contractor Magazine, April 2021.

 

Among the many reasons to give residential attics a properly balanced ventilation system of intake vents (in the soffit or low on the roof) and exhaust vents (at or near the roof peak), is the impact it can have on the life of a shingle....We polled roofing contractors and asked: “In your local field experience, what percentage of shingle life reduction do you see due to incorrect or zero attic ventilation?” The results: 24% shingle service life reduction.

 

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Listen to our Podcast episode: Improper Attic Ventilation Reduces Shingle Life 24% where we discuss the benefits of balanced attic ventilation.

 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.

 

 

 

Overcoming Homeowner Price Pushback

Homeowner Pushback

  


By Paul Scelsi, Air Vent Inc., published in CRCA Today, Winter 2021.

 

It is the homeowner’s right to collect and compare multiple estimates from residential roofing contractors for a new roof. It is also the smart thing to do. But it is unwise and unfair to compare the bottom-line prices without taking the time to understand any scope of work differences between estimates. If one estimate includes fixes to an improper attic ventilation system and the others do not, the comparison between estimates is no longer apples to apples. This is the frustrating world quality-conscious roofing contractors live in.

 

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Listen to our Podcast episode Roofers VENT about Homeowners featuring strategies from roofing professionals on how to handle homeowner pushback

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