#12 – Attic Vents on Metal Roofing
February 22, 2017 | Filed under: Home Ventilation, Metal Roofing 101 Series, Roofing Help Videos
For most homes, attic ventilation is critical. It helps avoid unhealthy high moisture levels which can result in condensation and even mold. It also helps reduce home heat gain and air conditioning costs in warm weather. And it plays a huge role in avoiding winter rooftop ice dams in northern climates. So, yes, your metal roof can, and usually should, be vented.
With the metal roofs we manufacture, venting can be done with our matching Perma-Vent or Hi-Flow Vent systems. Many commercially available roof and ridge vents can be incorporated into our roof systems as well. If your home has a conditioned attic space where the roof deck is insulated, you may not need attic ventilation, and a metal roof can be installed just fine over an insulated deck such as that.
Please contact us if you have any questions at all about ventilation or how to make your home more efficient and healthy. When a home is re-roofed, we suggest that all vents be replaced rather than reused.
Todd Miller has spent his entire career in the metal building products manufacturing industry. He is president of Isaiah Industries, an organization recognized as one of the world’s leading metal roofing manufacturers. Todd is currently Vice President of the MRA (Metal Roofing Association) and a Past Chair of MCA (Metal Construction Association). Through his website, he strives to raise the bar on standards and practices to provide property owners with the best possible products for successful roofing projects.
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I have questions about your Hi-Flow ridge vents:
1. Do you have a distributor in Florida? If not, will you deliver to Florida?
2. Can I obtain Hi-Flow vents coated with white Kynar?
3. Can they be installed over 36″ wide 9″rib Kynar-coated Galvalume?
Thank you. We do not have a stocking distributor in Florida so we would sell direct to you. Shipment would be via common carrier. Yes, we can provide this product with a white PVDF (Kynar) coating. Yes, I think it could be installed over your roof panels. Can you email me a photo of your roof and perhaps some idea of dimensions / configuration of your roof? My email is email@example.com Thank you again.