b'STEEP SLOPESKIPPING ATTIC INSPECTIONS IS RISKY BUSINESSWITHOUT AN ASSESSMENT OF THE VENTILATION CONDITIONS INSIDE THE ATTIC THE CONTRACTOR IS ONLY MAKING ASSUMPTIONSBy: Paul Scelsi, Marketing Communications Manager at Air Vent Inc.Itshotintheattic.Gettingrecommendation to the homeowner:insidetheatticcanbetricky.Block the existing two gable louvers Andnavigatingaroundisnot(exhaust vents on each end of the side of the always easy. But skipping an attichouse) and install a roof-mount power fan equipped inspection prior to installing a newwith both a thermostat (to help fight heat buildup) roof could result in a costly callback; possibly aand humidistat (to help fight moisture buildup). The brand new roof paid for by the roofing contractor.power fan would be a significant exhaust ventilation Thats what happened to Pond Roofing Company,improvement compared to gable louvers which Fairfax, VA. limit the exhaust airflow primarily to the very side Duringourbestpracticesinresidentialatticends of the attic.ventilation seminars for roofing professionals eachThe intake ventilation already in place was fully first quarter across North America, we recommendvented vinyl soffit panels which appeared to be doing an attic inspection. Whenever it is safeplentiful to supply the power fan with needed and practical to do so, its wise to look aroundairflow. The homeowner approved the estimate; inside the attic for signs of moisture, incorrectlyand in the summer Pond Roofing installed the ducted bathroom fans, attic exhaust vents withoutnew roof in accordance with the proposed attic actual holes in the roof deck, and blocked intakeventilation recommendations. vents. Pond Roofing normally always does attic inspections. But one time, Pond Roofing skipped. Call BackDuring the estimating process for a new roof,By the winter, the homeowner was calling Pond Pond Roofing made the following attic ventilationRoofing concerned.42 www.mrca.orgMidwest Roofer'