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Originally published in Roofing Magazine, September 2022.

 

Easterseals Washington needed to replace the roofs on two of its buildings for its Camp Stand By Me facilities in Vaughn, Washington. Patriot Roofing in Gig Harbor, Washington, was one of the companies contacted for an estimate. Behind the scenes, the team at Patriot Roofing internally discussed donating the two roofs as a way to give back to the community. Mike Talpai, general manager at Patriot Roofing, was instrumental in making it happen, and is a strong proponent for giving back to the communities we live and work in.

 

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PodcastPodcast: Airing it Out with Air Vent, Episode 26: Changing Lives Giving Back to Our Communities

 

  arma 2022

 

 ARMA’s Guidance for Attic Ventilation


 

Proper ventilation of attic areas is an essential factor in realizing the maximum service life of the building materials used in the roof assembly. Overlooking proper ventilation may result in:

  • Premature failure of the roofing including blistering
  • Moisture accumulation in insulation and other roof system components
  • Mold growth and rotting of wood components
  • Roof deck distortion that can cause buckling of the roofing
  • Ice dam formation in cold climates

 

Ventilation and Design Considerations.
A best practice is to create an approximately balanced combination of intake and exhaust vents to generate optimal free-flow ventilation.

Ventilation and Moisture Control.
Proper attic ventilation can remove water vapor from the attic space before condensation can occur.

Ventilation and Heating & Cooling Costs.
A properly ventilated flow-through air space beneath the roof deck and above the insulation can significantly reduce heat buildup in the attic.

Ventilation and Ice Dams.
Proper ventilation can reduce the likelihood of the snow melting (unevenly) by keeping the entire roof deck at a more uniformly cold temperature, thus helping to prevent ice dam formation.

 

external link NOTE: From Residential Asphalt Roofing Manual: Design and Application Methods – 2022 Edition

 

 

  Air Vent Article

 


Originally published in Roofing Contractor Magazine, August 2022.

 

What if the product or service you provide is so great that your customers cannot wait to tell their family, friends, and neighbors about it? They become your company’s fans and they are literally driving business your way. Drew Cope, owner of Cope Construction & Renovation, Cochranville, Pa., calls such customers, “Our loyal tribe of raving fans.” In our podcast interview with Cope, he shared just how powerful these word-of-mouth referrals can be and how his team takes deliberate steps to obtain them. 

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Related Resources:

PodcastPodcast: Airing it Out with Air Vent, Episode 23: The Power of Word-of-Mouth Referrals

 


Additional Resources:

Podcast Podcast: Airing it Out with Air Vent, Episode 19: What Separates You from Your Competition?

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  Air Vent Article

 

 NRCA’s Recommendations for Attic Ventilation


 

  • Ventilate Attics @ 1/150 Ratio. “When designing for attic ventilation, NRCA recommends designers provide for attic ventilation in the minimum amount of 1 square foot of net free ventilation area for every 150 square feet of attic space (1:150 ventilation ratio) measured at the attic floor level (e.g. ceiling).

  • Balance the Ventilation with Intake & Exhaust. “NRCA also recommends the amount of ventilation in static ventilation systems be balanced between the eave and ridge.”

  • Increase the Ventilation for Steeper Roofs. “For large-volume attic spaces, such as where roof slopes are greater than 8:12, designers should consider increasing the amount of ventilation to account for additional volume of attic space.”

 

external link NOTE: From The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing and Condensation and Air Leakage Control – 2022

 

 

 

 

  Attic Inspection

 


Originally published in Western Roofing Magazine, July 2022.

 

To properly understand and diagnose any health concerns with a patient, a doctor examines the patient. In a similar way, to properly understand and diagnose if the residential attic ventilation system is working as it should, an attic inspection is needed. The industry tells us time and again that the best way to understand what’s going on with the attic ventilation is to go inside the attic when it is safe and practical to do so. We surveyed residential roofing pros across North America asking for the key things they look for when doing an attic inspection. Jake Jacobson, vice president of sales, SF5 Construction, Little Elm, Texas, was one of the respondents and he elaborated on his responses in our podcast interview with him.

 

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Additional Resources:

 

PodcastPodcast: Airing it Out with Air Vent, Episode 24: What to Look for During an Attic Inspection

PodcastPodcast: Airing it Out with Air Vent, Episode 5: Costly Lesson Learned After Skipping Attic Inspection

PDF Attic Inspection Checklist
PDF Standing out in a Crowded Market - The Benefits of Attic Inspections

 

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