Ventilation

Keep it cooler in the summer, dryer in the winter, prevent mold growth, and extend the life of your new roof

Simply put ventilation is the act of moving air, exhaust the hot air and intake the cool. Every time stale, overheated air in your home or attic is vented out and fresh air is pulled in to replace it, you have what is known as an "air exchange."

Proper ventilation is much more complicated than a breeze blowing through your home. You want a system that provides a steady, high volume of air movement. We design you a system of components, all sized and positioned to provide constant intake and exhaust of air. We calculate the balanced ventilation requirements for your home using industry standard mathematical formulas.

Balance is the Secret

Poor ventilation can cause various issues for you as a homeowner including an unbearably hot attic in the summer, excess moisture, mold, mildew, rusted nail heads, damp & compressed insulation or wood rot. With the best of intentions, in attempt to alleviate some of the problems, many people will install misplaced ventilation products and actually short circuit the ventilation system.

We never recommend a combination of different types of exhaust vents, such as power vents, can vents, or gable end vents with a ridge vent system. If these combinations are used, competing vents pull air from each other instead of from pulling from the intake vents. This can leave the lower attic area insufficient ventilation and vulnerable to moisture build-up, the damages that result can be monumental.

 

There is so much more that goes into this system that we have dedicated an entire page.

More Information Regarding Proper Ventilation (CLICK HERE)

 

Flashing

Ensuring a water tight seal anywhere the shingle meets brick or a wall

We replace all flashing and counter flashing on the roof as needed with 90 degree non corrosive metal. As previously discussed, all penetrations are covered in rubber before any flashing is installed ensuring a watertight seal. Special attention is always taken regarding proper sealing of all chimneys and existing skylights as these are common areas that leak. A saddle will get constructed behind a chimney or in any other problematic area when needed. soil and plumbing stacks are all rebooted using a dedicated flashing kit and a top of the line neoprene seal.

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Roof Ventilation Importance

Roof Ventilation Diagram

 

Roof Flashing Picture