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Air VentSeptember 10, 2020

Homeowner Alert: Roofers Will Walk Away if You Won’t Allow Them to Do it Right

Homeowner Hut

Homeowner, quality-conscious roofing professionals will reject your roof if you do not allow them to give your attic the proper type and quantity of intake and exhaust vents.


 PDF Download: Dear Homeowner, Your Roofer Has Something to Tell You

 

 

 

Air VentAugust 27, 2020

Homeowner Alert: Price Should Not be the Bottom Line

Homeowner Hut

Homeowner, your roofer has something to tell you: “When comparing price estimates for a new roof be sure to compare the scope of work as well。 Do all prices include a balanced attic ventilation system of intake and exhaust vents?


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Air VentAugust 6, 2020

Homeowner Alert: Your Roofer Has Something to Tell You

Homeowner Hut

The reason quality-conscious roofing contractors discuss attic ventilation with homeowners is the potential energy savings it can yield, not to mention the extended life of the roof it can provide。


 PDF Download: Dear Homeowner, Your Roofer Has Something to Tell You

 

 

 

Air VentJuly 16, 2020

Homeowners, Talk to Your HVAC Contractor: If you think your attic is excessively hot, check the attic intake vents first…

Homeowner Hut

…after checking the attic intake vents, check the attic exhaust vents.


 PDF Download: HVAC Contractor Alert: Vent Those Hot Attics Carefully

 

 

 

Air VentJuly 2, 2020

Homeowners, Talk to Your HVAC Contractor: Trying to give a boost to your wind turbines or box vents, for example, by adding a power fan is a mistake.

Homeowner Hut

No matter how hot the attic is, it’s better to add more of the same type of attic exhaust vent (if possible) than to mix in a second type of attic exhaust. Mixing exhaust vent types short-circuits the attic ventilation system.


 PDF Download: HVAC Contractor Alert: Vent Those Hot Attics Carefully

 

 

 

Air VentJune 18, 2020

Homeowners, Talk to Your HVAC Contractor: Is your attic really too hot or are expectations unreasonable?

Homeowner Hut

Attics will be hot in the summer, even with correct attic ventilation。 In this brochure we recommend that homeowners and HVAC contractors be realistic when diagnosing an attic that is too hot。


 PDF Download: HVAC Contractor Alert: Vent Those Hot Attics Carefully

 

 

 

Air VentJune 11, 2020

Homeowners, Talk to Your HVAC Contractor: Before making any changes to your attic ventilation system, avoid these mistakes.

Homeowner Hut

In an effort to help improve the home’s air conditioning system, HVAC contractors sometimes make attic ventilation suggestions that can actually make matters worse. We identify them here.


 PDF Download: HVAC Contractor Alert: Vent Those Hot Attics Carefully

 

 

 

Air VentMay 11, 2020

Homeowner Alert: Another Reason Homeowner’s Insurance Should Pay to Get the Attic Ventilation Up to Code

Homeowner Hut

When Homeowner’s Insurance agrees to pay the full cost to bring attic ventilation up to code during an approved roof replacement claim, those companies could actually save money in the end。 Homeowners should explain this to Insurance。 This brochure will help。


 PDF Download: Attic Airflow is a Roof's "Insurance Policy"

 

 

 

Air VentMay 6, 2020

Homeowner Alert: Your Roofer Has Something to Tell You

Homeowner Hut

When we reached out to residential roofing contractors across North America asking them what they’d like to tell homeowners about attic ventilation prior to starting a roofing project, here are the top 5 topics mentioned.


 PDF Download: Dear Homeowner, Your Roofer Has Something to Tell You

 

 

 

Air VentMay 4, 2020

When homeowner’s insurance asks you to re-use the existing attic exhaust vents during a new roof installation, say “No!"

Homeowner Hut

Neither the attic ventilation manufacturer nor the shingle manufacturer recommend re-using the existing attic exhaust vents when installing a new roof. It’s a recipe for a future leak; not to mention damage during the process.

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 PDF Download: Attic Airflow is a Roof's "Insurance Policy"

 

 

 

Air VentApril 27, 2020

Another reason homeowner’s insurance should cover the cost of proper attic ventilation for a claim-approved, storm-damaged roof replacement: Shingle Warranty.

Homeowner Hut

2019网赚项目 To receive the full terms of the shingle warranty for a brand new roof, it must have proper attic ventilation. We have an entire document focused on helping homeowners secure insurance approval for attic ventilation costs.

Download the full article below:


 PDF Download: Attic Airflow is a Roof's "Insurance Policy"

 

 

 

Air VentApril 13, 2020

Why should homeowner's insurance cover the cost of proper attic ventilation for a claim-approved, storm-damaged roof replacement?

Homeowner Hut

Why should homeowner's insurance cover the cost of proper attic ventilation for a claim-approved, storm-damaged roof replacement? Because building code calls for proper attic ventilation. We have an entire document focused on helping homeowners secure insurance approval for attic ventilation. Download it below:


 PDF Download: Attic Airflow is a Roof's "Insurance Policy"

 

 

 

Air VentApril 6, 2020

Homeowner Self-Help Attic Ventilation Inspection Checklist

Homeowner Hut

Homeowners, to assist your roofing contractor, complete the questions in this attic inspection checklist and share the results. This checklist will help you and your contractor identify potential problems with your attic ventilation system and ensure these issues are properly addressed during the roofing project. Consider taking your own photos and sharing them with your contractor.


 PDF Download: Homeowner Self-Help Attic Ventilation Inspection

 

 

 

Air VentMarch 30, 2020

Homeowner Alert: Attic Airflow is a Roof's "Insurance Policy"

Homeowner Hut

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. And yet, during our best practices in residential attic ventilation seminars for roofing professionals across North America increasingly we’re 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.”

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 PDF Download: Attic Airflow is a Roof's "Insurance Policy"

 

 

 

Air VentDecember 19, 2019

Tip for Homeowners: Be Careful Painting the Intake Vents

Homeowner Hut

Painted-over intake vents can significantly reduce the airflow through the vents。 Avoid clogging/restricting the intake into your attic。 Thank you for sharing this, Trevor Atwell from Atwell Exterior Services, LLC, Greenville, NC。


 

 

 

Air VentDecember 12, 2019

Survey Says...Many residential attics could benefit from improved attic ventilation


In our poll of residential roofing contractors across North America, 77% of the homes today have improper attic ventilation, including not enough or incorrect ventilation. It only makes sense, then, that the roofing contractor brings it up during the estimating process for your new roof. If the contractor doesn’t, that should be a red flag to you.


 

 

Air VentNOVEMBER 21, 2019

Tip for Homeowners: "A Word of Caution about Humidifiers"

Homeowner Hut

Double-check the settings when using humidifiers. Common household models can add over 15 gallons of moisture to your home daily, which can be challenging for the attic ventilation system to handle. Check out "A Word of Caution about Humidifiers" shared by a roofing contractor.


 PDF Download: "A Word of Caution about Humidifiers" 

 

 

Air VentNOVEMBER 7, 2019

Homeowner Alert: Your Roofer Has Something to Tell You

Homeowner Hut

“Attic ventilation gives you a return on investment better than any other ‘system’ within the roof assembly。 Lower electricity costs and extended roof life。。。”

 

– Chris Arrington, Arrington Roofing, Dallas, TX.


 PDF Download: Dear Homeowner, Your Roofer Has Something to Tell You

 

 

 

Air VentOCTOBER 24, 2019

Industry Tips: What Homeowners Should Know About Attic Ventilation

Homeowner Hut

One of our most popular handouts at the annual Air Vent "Ask the Expert" Seminars。 Making the Top Five list for homeowners: Exhaust without Intake is useless。


 PDF Download: What Homeowners Should Know About Attic Ventilation

 

 

 

Air VentOCTOBER 10, 2019

Tip for Homeowners: Do not mix exhaust types

Homeowner Hut

“Cross venting (or short-circuiting) is when a roof has more than one attic exhaust vent system. The vent systems don't work correctly, pulling air from each other instead of from the soffit vents at the eave. Potentially they can pull rain and snow into the attic. One exhaust vent system per roof please. In this example, there is an electric power fan, wind turbines, and Box Vents."

 

– Sue McCollum May, A Better Way Construction & Roofing, Lincoln, NE.

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Air VentOCTOBER 3, 2019

Tip for Homeowners: Find a creative use for old wind turbines。

Homeowner Hut

“I cannot take credit for this idea but definitely put them into the right hands。 I have a creative friend who knew exactly what to do with these rusted turbines we removed on a recent roofing project。"

 

– Trevor Atwell, Atwell Exterior Services, Greenville, NC.

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Air VentSEPTEMBER 26, 2019

Roofing projects are not just about the price。


“A customer today told me I sold myself because I paid attention to the detail part of the roofing project, which included intake and exhaust ventilation; and explaining I was going to check under the roof decking in the cathedral ceiling area to make sure there is proper airflow. That is why I was awarded the job. It was not about the price difference. It was about the detailed part of my presentation. He said my price was higher but I was doing more work for his dollar."

 

– Ron Bastain, Bastain Roofing, Richfield, WI.


 

 

 

 

Homeowner Videos

Homeowner Videos Homeowner Videos


 

Air VentOctober 15, 2020

Video: A Word of Caution About Vented Soffit


Use fully vented soffit. To maximize the intake airflow into the attic, use fully vented soffit. In this video from our annual 2019网赚项目Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi explains that unless it’s fully vented soffit, the vent may not be providing enough intake airflow. Vented soffit panels are also discussed in our podcast with Pond Roofing Company.

 

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Air VentSeptember 17, 2020

Video: Do You Know Where Your Bathroom Fan Ductwork Terminates?


Avoid moisture overload in your attic. Bathroom fan ductwork that terminates either in the attic or out to the soffit near the intake vents can be a source of damaging moisture buildup. In this video from our annual Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi explains a better destination for the ductwork.


 

 

Air VentSeptember 3, 2020

Video: No Need to Hire an Electrician with Solar Power Fans


There are zero electrical costs when you go solar with your attic fans. In this video from our annual Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi explains how the sun powers roof-mount and gable-mount fans, not electricity.


 

 

Air VentAugust 20, 2020

Video: This High Efficiency Fan Adjusts to the Conditions in the Attic


An on board computer chip and variable speed motor make the HE15 attic exhaust fan high efficiency. In this video from our annual Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi shares the energy savings – in dollars – homeowners can look forward to compared to traditional attic exhaust fans.


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Air VentJuly 23, 2020

Video: Homeowners: Don’t wait to be offered Ridge Vents. Ask for them.


How superior are ridge vents compared to all other types of attic exhaust vents? In this video from our annual Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi encourages roofing contractors to always offer them to homeowners if the roof has a generous length of horizontal peak and/or diagonal hips.


 PDF Download: ShingleVent II Ridge Vent

 

 

Air VentJuly 9, 2020

Video: Homeowner Asks Why No Other Contractors Talk Attic Ventilation but YOU


A common pushback from homeowners heard by roofing contractors is this: “Why are you the only roofing contractor I’ve talked to bringing up attic ventilation? Why don’t the others?” In this video from our annual Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi explains how to turn that into a positive dialogue.


 PDF Download: Dear Homeowner, Your Roofer Has Something to Tell You for more information.

 

 

Air VentJune 25, 2020

Video: Does the Homeowner Understand Scope of Work Differences


When comparing roofing estimates, does the homeowner understand the scope of work differences? In this video from our annual Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi explains why it is unfair to your roof and to the contractor to say the price is too high without first understanding the details of the project.


 PDF Download: Dear Homeowner, Your Roofer Has Something to Tell You for more information.

 

 

Air VentJune 4, 2020

Video: Insurance will Only Pay for the Vents in Place Pre-Storm


Don’t accept payment for an inferior roof. In this video from our annual Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi explains why it is important to ask insurance companies to pay to bring attic ventilation up to code.


For additional information, check out our industry resources below on how roofing contractors can help homeowners with insurance and attic ventilation upgrades.

 PDF Download: After the Storm

 PDF Download: Attic Airflow is a Roof's "Insurance Policy"

 

 

Air VentMay 20, 2020

Video: Homeowner's Insurance Wants to Reuse Vents


When reroofing, always replace the attic exhaust vents. In this video from our annual 2019网赚项目Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi explains the importance of not allowing insurance companies to force the homeowners to reuse vents during reroofing projects.

For additional information, read “After the Storm” – our industry article on how roofing contractors can help homeowners with insurance and attic ventilation upgrades.


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Air VentApril 29, 2020

Video: Ridge Vents Should Be Installed End-to-End


Don’t defeat the single best cosmetic advantage Ridge Vents offer vs. other attic exhaust vents on your roof. In this video from our annual Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi explains the benefits of avoiding broken rooflines with continuous, end-to-end Ridge Vents.


 

 

Air VentApril 22, 2020

Video: Don’t Forget About Curbside Appeal, Homeowner


What do you want when you look at your house for the next 10 to 15 years? In this video from our annual Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi explains the often overlooked benefit of the streamlined look of Ridge Vent vs traditional box and turbine ventilation systems—curb appeal.


Air VentApril 15, 2020

Video: Ridge Vents with External Baffles are Best


How do external wind baffles affect ridge ventilation? In this video from our annual Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi explains how external wind baffles can improve the overall performance of attic Ridge Vents.


Air VentApril 8, 2020

Video: Of the 5 Types of Attic Exhaust Vents, Ridge Vents are #1


Why are Ridge Vents the #1 option? In this video from our annual 2019网赚项目Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi explains why Ridge Vents are the optimum exhaust vent for continuous airflow compared to other ventilation alternatives.


Air VentApril 1, 2020

Video: Your Choice Homeowner: Ridge Vent or a BUNCH of Other Vent Types


Better performance. Better appearance. In this video from our annual 2019网赚项目Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi explains just how many wind turbines or box vents it would take to match the performance of end-to-end Ridge Ventilation.


Air VentMarch 26, 2020

Video: #1 Problem Across North America = Lack of Intake Ventilation in the Attic


What is the #1 ventilation mistake in North America? In this video from our annual Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi explains how intake ventilation is the leading cause of call-backs from roofing contractors.


 

Air Ventjanuary 2, 2020

Video: Do Not Put a Bag Over the Wind Turbine Ever...Including the Winter


Mistakes to Avoid: In this clip from the Air Vent Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi explains why covering a wind turbine is never a good idea for the homeowner…even in the Winter.


 

 

Air VentDecember 5, 2019

Video: Attic Ventilation Must Include Balanced Intake and Exhaust


Balanced attic airflow is best. In this clip from the Air Vent Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi explains that in order for the attic ventilation system to perform properly it must be balanced with intake and exhaust vents.


 

 

Air VentNOVEMBER 15, 2019

Video: Never mix two different types of attic exhaust vents above a common attic


Don't mix ventilation types! In this clip from the Air Vent Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi details why combining two different types of attic exhaust vents is problematic and should always be avoided.




 

Air VentNOVEMBER 1, 2019

Video: Why Homeowners Should Vent the Attics Under Their Roofs


Why ventilate the attic? In this clip from the Air Vent Ask the Expert Seminars, Paul Scelsi details the effects of heat and moisture build-up in your home's attic.


 

Ventilation News

Homeowner News Ventilation News


 

Air VentOctober 8, 2020

Industry Article: Mistakes Caught on Camera

Homeowner Hut

In this industry article, published in , roofing contractors share photos of residential attic ventilation mistakes they spotted in the field—and Air Vent explains how to fix them. Read the full article below:


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Air VentMay 14, 2020

Industry Article: HVAC Contractor: Vent Those Hot Attics Carefully

Homeowner Hut

In this industry article, published in , 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...Read the full article below:


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Air VentOCTOBER 17, 2019

Industry Article: Roofing Contractors 'Vent' About Homeowners

Homeowner Hut

“Think of attic ventilation as a prescription for good home health. 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."

 

– Jeff Barnett, Barnett Roofing & Siding, Inc., Canton, MI.

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