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In this industry article, published in Roofing Contractor Magazine, we explain how by covering attic ventilation costs, insurance companies are protecting both their money and the homeowner’s property.

 


By Paul Scelsi, Air Vent Inc., Originally published in Roofing Contractor Magazine, June 2020.

 

Proper attic ventilation helps a residential roof meet its life expectancy because it helps to fight summertime heat buildup, wintertime moisture buildup and ice dams in snow regions. Additionally, the full terms of the shingle warranty are tied to proper attic ventilation and building code clearly specifies proper attic ventilation. Yet during our best practices in residential attic ventilation seminars for roofing professionals across North America, we’re increasingly hearing: “Homeowner’s insurance refuses to pay the cost for the attic ventilation and so the homeowner is asking us to skip it; which means the brand-new roof will not have proper attic ventilation.” That’s a potentially costly domino effect insurance companies can put an end to by including attic ventilation with every replacement roof claim....(Click the link below to continue reading the full article)

 

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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.

 


By Paul Scelsi, Air Vent Inc., Originally published in HVAC & Refrigeration Insider, October 2019.

 

The homeowner makes the phone call to the HVAC contractor because the air conditioning system isn’t cooling the house like it should or it’s not working at all. During the service call, the HVAC contractor might discover that besides fixing the air conditioning system, the attic ventilation could use some attention. That’s a likely possibility because in our poll of residential roofing contractors across North America spring 2019, 77% of the homes today have improper attic ventilation, including not enough or incorrect ventilation......(Click the link below to continue reading the full article)

 

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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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In this industry article, published in Roofing Contractor Magazine, we explain how including intake and exhaust ventilation can lead to positive results for both homeowners and contractors.

 


By Paul Scelsi, Air Vent Inc., Originally published in Roofing Contractor Magazine, February, 2020.

 

When attic ventilation gets the attention of the residential roofing contractor, it’s most often the exhaust vents in the spotlight. This is understandable because the goal of the attic exhaust vents is to get any heat and moisture buildup out of the attic (that is, “exhaust”). That’s exactly what ridge vents, wind turbines, gable louvers, box vents/roof louvers and power fans — the five categories of exhaust vents on the market — are designed to do. That’s why they are an obvious point of focus by the contractor.


But here’s the reality. Exhaust vents without the proper amount of intake ventilation at the soffit/eaves or low on the roof are useless and potentially problematic. We asked attendees of our best practices in residential attic ventilation seminars point blank: Do you tackle intake ventilation when installing attic exhaust vents?......(Click the link below to continue reading the full article)

 

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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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