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Success Stories

Air Vent customers are continuously sharing their experiences using Air Vent products in the field. Below you’ll find a small sampling of customer success stories.


If you have an Air Vent installation you would like to share, email us the project info with any before and after photos you have available. Thank you!

 


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ShingleVent II

Success Story - ShingleVent II

ShingleVent II ridge vent combines beauty and performance with its low-profile design and proven airflow & weather protection results.

ACI, Hollis, NH
Address: 265 Proctor Hill Road
Hollis, NH 03049


Editor’s Note: Pictured here 7-inch wide ShingleVent II is installed on a metal roof using Country Manor Shake aluminum shingles by Classic Metal Roofing System. ShingleVent II is available in three widths: 7-inch, 9-inch and 12-inch.

 

Important Installation Steps from ACI:

  1. The opening at the peak is the missing plywood sections removed of the asphalt shingles at the ridge only. A single layer of asphalt shingles were left in place over the entire roof and covered with a special underlayment.
  2. Flatten coverable shakes to less than 1/16″ roughness or cover flattened rough shake surface with narrow 1.5″-wide flashing.
  3. Critical to installation is flattened aluminum shake surface roughness preparation and material long-term corrosion/erosion compatibility in conjunction with ventilation. If less than 1/16″ surface roughness is not obtainable, inclusion of approximately 1.5″-wide layer of flat aluminum flashing in between mating surfaces is preferred.
  4. Stainless steel pan head screws were used throughout installation.

 

 

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SUCCESS STORY - SHINGLEVENT II

Bone Dry Roofing, Inc., Indianapolis, 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 - SHINGLEVENT II

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 - SHINGLEVENT II

Paul Davis Restoration, Richmond, VA
Address: 2119 Dabney Road
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 804-330-9500
Website: www.pauldavis.com 

 

“We trimmed out the soffit vent with PVC board to reduce the need for maintenance. The overall finished product looks fantastic. The homeowner was really pleased. The temperature and the humidity inside the attic has drastically reduced. A win all around! ”  – Stuart Thompson, Project Manager, Paul Davis Restoration

 

Editor’s Note: Before Paul Davis Restoration got involved in this project the house had 3 roof louvers for attic exhaust airflow and ZERO intake airflow (vented soffit panels were installed but the holes inside the plywood were never cut). Mold growth was observed on the underside of the roof deck and on the rafters. For the fix, and after removing the mold, Paul Davis Restoration installed continuous vented soffit (intake) and a combination of horizontal ShingleVent II ridge vent with diagonal Hip Ridge Vent (exhaust).

 

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Image 1) Continuous Soffit Vent Installed
Image 2) ShingleVent II and Hip Ridge Vent
Image 3) ShingleVent II and Hip Ridge Vent

 

 

SUCCESS STORY - SHINGLEVENT II

JSD Sanchez Roofing, Oklahoma City, 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 - SHINGLEVENT II

Triple Peaks Roofing & Construction, Inc., Westlake, OH
Address: 805 Sharon Drive
Westlake, OH 44145
Phone: 440-925-0386
Website: www.triplepeaksroofing.com 

 

“This house has a lot of hips and valleys with limited horizontal ridges. The limited ridges was a problem for attic ventilation. Using power fans was an option but we presented Hip Ridge Vent to take advantage of the many hips. The homeowners love their decision to go with Hip Ridge Vent instead of the power fans. This house now stands out from the others in the neighborhood. ”  – Jeff Heitzenrater, Vice President of Operations, Triple Peaks Roofing & Construction

 

Editor’s Note: ShingleVent II ridge vent is designed for roof peaks (horizontal). Hip Ridge Vent is designed for the hips of a roof (diagonal).

 

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Image 1) Front View
Image 2) Hip Ridge Vent & ShingleVent II Side View
Image 3) Horizontal and Diagonal Ridge Vent Blended

 

 

SUCCESS STORY - ShingleVent II

Lunsford Construction, Inc.
16607 Paxton Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Main: 708-257-5062
Tim Sullivan: 708-347-4732
Website: www.lunsfordconstructioninc.com
Email: lunsfordconstructioninc@yahoo.com


“This project features ShingleVent II continuous ridge vent with The Edge Vent (roof-top at the eave) intake vents. Can you see them? Low profile, efficient ventilation will help to keep the attic temperature in check all year.” – Mike Lunsford, Owner, Lunsford Construction, Inc.

 

Editor’s Note: : The gable louver visible in the picture has been blocked from inside the attic to avoid possible short-circuiting of the exhaust vents (which can happen when 2 different types of attic exhaust vents are used on the same roof above a common attic).

 

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SUCCESS STORY - ShingleVent II

Rampart Roofing & Construction
2701 Wind River Lane
Denton, TX 76210
Phone: 940-230-8919
Facebook: www.facebook.com/trustrampartroofing
Email: TrustRampartRoofing@gmail.com


“For this roof we corrected the existing attic exhaust ventilation and upgraded to ShingleVent II ridge vent. There was a combination of box vents, wind turbines and ridge vent that was not run consistently along the peak of the roof. Now there is exclusively ridge vent and soffit vents for intake airflow.” – Cameron Hurley, Owner, Rampart Roofing & Construction

 

Editor’s Note:  Mixing/combining types of attic exhaust vents (ridge vents, box vents, gable louvers, wind turbines, gable fans and roof-mount power fans) short-circuits the system. This can cause inefficient airflow in the attic and possible weather infiltration (one of the exhaust vents becomes the intake vent and ingests air/weather).

 

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Low-profile ShingleVent II ridge vent along the peak of the roof

 

 

SUCCESS STORY - ShingleVent II

Atwell Exterior Services LLC
2430-B Charles Blvd.
Greenville, NC  27858
Phone: 252-304-6229
Website: www.atwellextservices.com
Email: trevor@atwellextservices.com


“We replaced all of the ridge vent and cap shingles on this home after replacing the OSB sheathing on both sides of the ridges. We reduced the opening size to Air Vent’s recommended ¾ inches on both sides of the ridge beam, instead of the nearly 4-inch gaps we found under the leaking ridge vents” – Trevor Atwell, Owner, Atwell Exterior Services LLC

 

Editor’s Note:  A wider slot than is required in the Installation Instructions does not increase the vent’s airflow performance.

 

 

 

 

SUCCESS STORY - ShingleVent II

3rd Generation Home Improvements
35835 Vine Street
Eastlake, OH 44095
Phone: 440-850-5592
Website: www.3rdgenerationhomeimprovements.com
Email: 3ghomeimprovements@gmail.com


“This severely damaged roof required a complete tear-off and installation of nearly all new roofing materials and attic ventilation. Along with replacing the damaged wood, adding new shingles and repairing the damaged chimney, we updated the attic ventilation system to include ShingleVent II Ridge Vents.” – Michael Scaperato, Owner, 3rd Generation Home Improvements

 

Editor’s Note:  As you can see from the photos, this created clean, seamless, end-to-end ventilation across the entire roofline of the home.

 

 

 

Photo 1: Rotten wood uncovered
Photo 2: All rotted wood carefully and strategically removed
Photo 3: ShingleVent II installed
Photo 4: ShingleVent II ridge vent by Air Vent
Photo 5: End-to-end ridge vent provides continuous exhaust airflow
Photos 6 & 7: Finished product

Hip Ridge Vent

Success Story - Hip Ridge Vent

American Renovations, Fairplay, SC

Address: P.O. Box 67
Fairplay, SC 29643
Phone: 864-972-0619
Website: www.americanrenovationssc.com


“The Hip Ridge Vent installed very similar to a standard ridge vent that would be positioned along the peak of the roof—with some differences specific to the slot cut. Our crew had no troubles understanding and carrying out the installation. For hip roofs, which can be very chopped up, I prefer this product over power fans.” – Robert Storey, Owner, American Renovations

 

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SUCCESS STORY - Hip Ridge Vent

Cleveland Remodelers, Inc., Novelty, OH

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

 

“We installed the Hip Ridge Vent for a homeowner in Aurora. We completed the work quickly and without any problems. The product works great and it really adds a lot of aesthetic detail to the home. The product has an upfront cost, however, once installed there is no future cost or maintenance like some other forms of attic ventilation. This product is going to be a staple for our company from here on out.”Bill Lonjac, Installer for Cleveland Remodelers, Inc.

 

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SUCCESS STORY - Hip Ridge Vent

Energy Swing Windows, Murrysville, PA

Address: 3245 Miracle Drive
Murrysville, PA 15668
Phone: 412-999-9636
Website: www.energyswingwindows.com

 

“The Hip Ridge Vent not only helped to solve an attic ventilation challenge by providing improved airflow compared to the individual roof louvers previously installed but it also is a good looking vent. It adds to the overall appearance of the roof. It works well and looks great.” – Steve Rennekamp, President, Energy Swing Windows

 

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SUCCESS STORY - HIP RIDGE VENT

ENVIRON International Corporation, Chicago, IL

Address: 8725 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: 773-272-3500
Website: www.environcorp.com
Email: jterrito@environcorp.com

 

“The roof installation using Hip Ridge Vent has survived its first winter and spring rains without reports of water infiltration. The original 6,000 square foot roof only had 6 static mushroom vents and most of the existing soffit vents were clogged with debris.”Joseph Territo, Senior Associate/Forensic Architect, ENVIRON Corp.

 

Editor’s Note: This combination recreational and administration building complex experienced damaged sheathing and fascia boards in part from severely unbalanced attic ventilation. With the use of Hip Ridge Vent and continuous soffit venting the building now enjoys a balanced attic ventilation system. That has helped to increase the thermal performance of the facility and reduce maintenance costs.

 

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SUCCESS STORY - HIP RIDGE VENT

La Loma Roofing, Omaha, NE

Address: 1121 S. 27th Street
Omaha, NE 68105
Phone: 402-677-2138
Email: lalomaroofing@yahoo.com

 

“The configuration of the roof (attic) did not allow many options to properly ventilate this attic. By using Hip Ridge Vent we used the hips as a key component of the attic ventilation system and were able to install a very attractive system at the same time. Hip Ridge Vent is very easy to install. It looks great.”Pete Curtis, Sales Manager, La Loma Roofing

 

Editor’s Note: Shortly after the roof was finished Pete reported that very high winds accompanied by torrential rainfall hit the area several times over a 3 to 4-day period. No leaks. Furthermore, the homeowner has reported improved room temperatures on hot, sunny days. La Loma Roofing used ShingleVent II ridge vent on the horizontal ridges and installed 8″ x 16″ rectangular undereaves to balance the exhaust with intake airflow.

 

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SUCCESS STORY - HIP RIDGE VENT

Premier Roofing, Siding & Home Improvement, Gladstone, MO

Address: 172 NE 72nd Street
Gladstone, MO 64118
Phone: 816-436-2050
Website: www.kansascityroofingcompany.com

 

“The Hip Ridge Vent was an easy installation while giving an enhanced look to an attractive roof. The product helped solve an attic ventilation challenge and at the same time contributed to a distinctive curbside appeal.”Jerry Courson, President, Premier Roofing, Siding & Home Improvement

 

Editor’s Note: This project includes Hip Ridge Vent (exhaust), ShingleVent II ridge vent (exhaust) and Pro Flow Vented Drip Edge (intake).

 

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SUCCESS STORY - HIP RIDGE VENT

ABM Services and Renovations, McDonough, GA

Address: 388 Hampton Street
McDonough, GA 30253
Phone: 770-288-2368
Website: www.abmservicesandrenovations.com 

 

On a recent roof replacement we encountered a turn of the century home plagued with ventilation issues due to poor soffit design. The lack of soffit space combined with three old, rusted wind turbines needed to be addressed. We installed Hip Ridge Vent (diagonally on the hips) and ShingleVent II ridge vent (horizontally along the peak) in order to maximize attic ventilation. This will drastically help keep the attic cooler,  which will help keep the living areas cooler in the sweltering Georgia temperatures. It will also help reduce moisture buildup in the winter months. These homeowners are sure to notice a more comfortable living environment.” – Andy Matyszewski, owner, ABM Services and Renovations

 

Editor’s Note: In the photos that is NOT a roof-louver but a bath fan.

 

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Image 1)  ShingleVent II Close-Up
Image 2) ShingleVent II with Hip Ridge Vent Close-Up
Image 3) ShingleVent II with Hip Ridge Vent

 

 

SUCCESS STORY - HIP RIDGE 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 - HIP RIDGE VENT

Paul Davis Restoration, Richmond, VA

Address: 2119 Dabney Road
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 804-330-9500
Website: www.pauldavis.com 

 

“We trimmed out the soffit vent with PVC board to reduce the need for maintenance. The overall finished product looks fantastic. The homeowner was really pleased. The temperature and the humidity inside the attic has drastically reduced. A win all around! ”  – Stuart Thompson, Project Manager, Paul Davis Restoration

 

Editor’s Note: Before Paul Davis Restoration got involved in this project the house had 3 roof louvers for attic exhaust airflow and ZERO intake airflow (vented soffit panels were installed but the holes inside the plywood were never cut). Mold growth was observed on the underside of the roof deck and on the rafters. For the fix, and after removing the mold, Paul Davis Restoration installed continuous vented soffit (intake) and a combination of horizontal ShingleVent II ridge vent with diagonal Hip Ridge Vent (exhaust).

 

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Image 1) Continuous Soffit Vent Installed
Image 2) ShingleVent II and Hip Ridge Vent
Image 3) ShingleVent II and Hip Ridge Vent

 

 

SUCCESS STORY - HIP RIDGE VENT

Triple Peaks Roofing & Construction, Inc., Westlake, OH

Address: 805 Sharon Drive
Westlake, OH 44145
Phone: 440-925-0386
Website: www.triplepeaksroofing.com 

 

“This house has a lot of hips and valleys with limited horizontal ridges. The limited ridges was a problem for attic ventilation. Using power fans was an option but we presented Hip Ridge Vent to take advantage of the many hips. The homeowners love their decision to go with Hip Ridge Vent instead of the power fans. This house now stands out from the others in the neighborhood. ”  – Jeff Heitzenrater, Vice President of Operations, Triple Peaks Roofing & Construction

 

Editor’s Note: ShingleVent II ridge vent is designed for roof peaks (horizontal). Hip Ridge Vent is designed for the hips of a roof (diagonal).

 

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Image 1) Front View
Image 2) Hip Ridge Vent & ShingleVent II Side View
Image 3) Horizontal and Diagonal Ridge Vent Blended

 

 

The Edge Vent

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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SUCCESS STORY - THE EDGE VENT

 

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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SUCCESS STORY - THE EDGE VENT

 

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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SUCCESS STORY - THE EDGE VENT

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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SUCCESS STORY - THE EDGE VENT

Paragon Exteriors, LLC, Waukesha, WI
Address: W326S4013 Spring Ridge Ct., Waukesha WI 53189
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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SUCCESS STORY - THE EDGE VENT

 

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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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.

 

SUCCESS STORY - THE EDGE VENT

Lunsford Construction, Inc.
16607 Paxton Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Main: 708-257-5062
Tim Sullivan: 708-347-4732
Website: www.lunsfordconstructioninc.com
Email: lunsfordconstructioninc@yahoo.com

 

“This project features ShingleVent II continuous ridge vent with The Edge Vent (roof-top at the eave) intake vents. Can you see them? Low profile, efficient ventilation will help to keep the attic temperature in check all year.” – Mike Lunsford, Owner, Lunsford Construction, Inc.

 

Editor’s Note: : The gable louver visible in the picture has been blocked from inside the attic to avoid possible short-circuiting of the exhaust vents (which can happen when 2 different types of attic exhaust vents are used on the same roof above a common attic).

 

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Solar Vents

In September 2011, the Whisenhunt family in Longmont, CO wrote Air Vent a letter expressing how pleased they were with the performance of their Air Vent roof-mount solar powered fan they installed near the end of the summer 2010. “We have been comparing our electric usage before and after installation,” they wrote. “The results are that the fan has saved enough in electric bills to nearly pay for the cost of the fan.” Prior to installing the fan they used 7 roof louvers for attic exhaust ventilation. The Whisenhunts installed a second roof-mount solar powered fan April 2012. The charts below show the kilowatt usage and the average temperatures before and after the installation of the fans. Pay particular attention to June-August 2010 vs. 2011, 2012, 2013 into 2014. And see the dollar savings. Finally, see the “Notes” section in which the Whisenhunt’s documented the attic temperatures vs. outdoor temperatures. Their readings fall right in line with Air Vent’s recommendations that a balanced attic ventilation system should keep the attic no more than 15-20°F higher than the outdoor temperature.

Note: The Whisenhunt family saved 3.69 in total June-August 2011 vs. the previous year for the same time period. In each of the next two summers they continued to save money compared to 2010 despite higher overall outside temperatures and hikes in electricity costs. The 2012 savings = 7.59. The 2013 savings = 1.11.

 

2010
Kilowatt Hours
2011
Kilowatt Hours
2012
Kilowatt Hours
2013
Kilowatt Hours
2014
Kilowatt Hours
Notes
Jan. 2668 1751 2013 2487 2211
Feb. 1637 1718 1548 1928 1213
Mar. 1608 1586 1482 1152 2423
Apr. 1659 1586 1214 1649 1588 Installed 2nd fan
on roof April 2012.
May 1603 931 849 1232  
June 1833 1061 1024 933  
July 2626 1585 1795 1419  
Aug. 2601 1662 1518 1194   Installed 1st fan
on roof August 2010.
Sept. 1632 1449 1086 1524
Oct. 1131 1062 960 914
Nov. 1269 1261 1013 922
Dec. 1623 1535 1163 1096

 

2010
Avg. Temperature
2011
Avg. Temperature
2012
Avg. Temperature
2013
Avg. Temperature
2014
Avg. Temperature
Notes
Jan. 31.00 37.00 36.00 28.00 36.00
Feb. 34.00 21.00 34.00 37.00 28.00
Mar. 35.00 39.00 54.00 34.00 40.00
Apr. 45.00 39.00 54.00 42.00 44.00 Installed 2nd fan
on roof April 2012
May 48.00 49.00 56.00 47.00 52.00
June 62.00 60.00 66.00 66.00  
July 71.00 72.00 78.00 74.00  
Aug. 75.00 77.00 78.00 77.00   Installed 1st fan
on roof August 2010.
Sept. 71.00 73.00 73.00 74.00 The attic temperature was no more than 6 degrees warmer than the outdoor temperature after 4 different readings September & October 2012.
Oct. 65.00 61.00 58.00 58.00
Nov. 52.00 45.00 52.00 45.00
Dec. 38.00 36.00 43.00 33.00

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