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)