ventilation Articles

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 )

Energy Efficient Roofing

April 28, 2012

Have you ever wondered what role your roof plays in the energy efficiency of your home? It may be much bigger than you thought! Transcript… Hi I’m Todd Miller of asktoddmiller.com. I enjoy using my 30 years of roofing industry experience to bring information to homeowners that helps them make wise decisions concerning roofing and… ( read more )

Replacing Your Roof Due To Hail Damage

April 10, 2011

Spring 2011 has started off like a lion in many areas of the country. In fact, some of the most severe weather has been in areas that normally don’t see hail and tornadoes to this great of an extent. States like North and Saouth Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa, and Wisconsin have been hit especially… ( read more )

Hot Attic Increases Energy Costs

November 10, 2010

A homeowner from Alabama, recently sent me the following question: Q: I live in southern Alabama in a home that was built in 1992, The inspector while inspecting this summer said my attic was running 150 – 180 degrees and suggested that something be done. Roof is original there are wind vents and soffit vents…. ( read more )

Ice Dams

February 8, 2010

Ice dams on your roof can be very dangerous. It can lead to leaks, and in time, roof damage. Find out why ice dams occur, and how to prevent ice dams from happening.

Structural Insulated Panels

August 31, 2009

Q: We are building a home with 8″ structural insulated panels (SIPS) for the roof decking (9/12) and want to use a Fabral SSR roof on top. As an engineer, I know the value of ventilation, but when asked, the roof & SIP manufacturers point at each other and say, ‘whatever he says’. Do I… ( read more )