As a roofing materials manufacturer, IKO understands the vital nature of proper ventilation. This step of the roofing process is necessary to mitigate attic heat build-up and to avoid condensation. Dampness or moisture may cause the roof deck to rot, which can distort the roofing materials. That’s why IKO included a chapter on ventilation in our Blueprint for Roofing YouTube series, the most popular collection of videos on our channel. IKO invites Roofing Contractor readers who are interested in learning more about installation methods for various vent styles and sizes to watch our video. Always follow the vent manufacturers instillation guidelines. For more information, visit https://youtu.be/8TlX8wemgjI.
FasciaVent by DCI is providing cool air to any pitched roof with 9 NFVA rating. FasciaVent installed on asphalt or metal roofing allows air to enter through the top of the existing fascia board (1-inch incision) and traveling under the entire roof deck and out the preferred exhaust vent. FasciaVent is easy to install. It protects the eaves from gutter leakage and allows 100% airflow with winter snow. FasciaVent is virtually invisible after installation. Call 800-622-4455 or visit www.dciproducts.com.
The Edge™ Vent
Air Vent Inc.
Residential roofing contractors asked for more control over proper intake attic ventilation. The Edge™ Vent installs on the roof – during a roofing project – at the very edge of the roof with matching shingles on top. Each four-foot rigid, plastic stick provides 9 square inches of airflow per linear foot – making it easy to balance with the exhaust vents. It can be used on roofs with or without an overhang. It’s an easy way to add extra intake during reroofing. It’s suitable for any climate and passed a 30-day ice dam test. For more information visit airvent.com or call 1-800-AIR-VENT.
Atlas TruRidge® and HighPoint® Ventilation
Atlas Roofing Corp.
Atlas Roofing offers a full lineup of ventilation products for every homeowner and style of roof, including ridge, static box and power vents. Manufactured to withstand severe weather conditions, Atlas TruRidge® and HighPoint® ventilation systems are designed for maximum performance, exceeding U.S. Department of Energy recommendations and all nationally recognized building codes. As part of the Atlas Signature Select® Roofing System, TruRidge® and HighPoint® vents are backed by a full system warranty, which provides peak coverage for everything from high-wind damage and black streaks caused by algae to manufacturing defects and roofing system failures. For more information, visit AtlasRoofing.com/roof-ventilation.
Designed with external baffles which maximize airflow across the underside of roof sheathing, the CertainTeed® Ridge Vent works year-round to efficiently and effectively ventilate an attic space. The external baffle creates low pressure over the vent openings to “pull” air from the attic. Less than an inch in height, and molded from high-impact copolymer, its slim profile blends for visual appeal while permitting shingle capping over the ridge for a uniform, finished roof aesthetic. The CertainTeed Ridge Vent 12-inch comes in both filtered and unfiltered, and with or without nails. For more information, visit certainteed.com.