Home Ventilation Articles

Condensation: It’s Raining in My Attic!

December 10, 2018

As someone who helps thousands of homeowners each year with their roofing questions and concerns, I can depend on one thing like clockwork. Every spring and fall, I will field many calls and emails from desperate, scared, and frustrated homeowners who are exclaiming “I had a metal roof installed, and now it’s raining in my… ( read more )

To Vent or Not to Vent a Metal Roof

October 2, 2017

Proper ventilation meets a trend toward total attic conditioning. A homeowner asks whether or not to vent a new metal roof as it is installed…

Ice Dams and Metal Roofing

May 29, 2017

Todd from Washington recently asked me this question about ice dams and metal roofing: Q: We bought and moved into our house in January. The neighborhood is in a mountain setting and gets a lot of snow. We are new to the area and didn’t really know anything about ice dams. A few weeks after… ( read more )

#12 – Attic Vents on Metal Roofing

February 22, 2017

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… ( read more )

Buying A New Roof Part 4.2 – Ventilation

August 14, 2013

Todd provides more details on ventilation including special circumstances surrounding cathedral ceilings and cold roofs.

Buying A New Roof Part 4.1 – Ventilation

Re-roofing your home is the time to also consider your ventilation needs. As we make our homes more weathertight, they often need more ventilation. Todd shares insider knowledge on how to address the ventilation needs of your home.