ARMA’s New Video Illustrates Why Homeowners Need Proper Attic Ventilation

Is your roof properly ventilated? The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association’s (ARMA) latest whiteboard video outlines the components to a properly functioning attic ventilation system and the many ways it benefits a roof, such as protection against shingle deterioration and roof system damage.

How Does Proper Attic Ventilation Protect my Roof?” highlights how a balanced system of intake and exhaust results in a continuous flow of air in an unconditioned attic, helping to reduce heat and moisture buildup year-round and prolong the life of the roofing system.

Proper attic ventilation can assist in reducing energy consumption, and preventing mold, mildew and wood rot. Additionally, it can help prevent ice dams, which can cause leaking and costly damage to shingles, gutters, insulation and the whole roof system.

“Homeowners may not be aware of just how important attic ventilation is to the longevity and performance of their asphalt shingle roofing system,” said Tim McQuillen, ARMA’s director of technical services and a 25-year industry veteran. “ARMA wants to educate homeowners on proper attic ventilation and why it’s important, as well as how to recognize the signs indicating it’s time to call a roofing contractor if there are issues.”

ARMA encourages homeowners planning to install a new asphalt shingle roof to consult with their roofing contractor or the manufacturer of their roofing system to ensure their attic is properly ventilated. To view ARMA’s latest attic ventilation video, or its library of other educational videos on asphalt roofing systems, visit ARMA’s website or YouTube Channel.

Union Corrugating Releases Installation Videos for Its Standing-seam Roofing Panel System

Union Corrugating has released its three first videos in a new series of installation videos highlighting its Advantage-Lok II standing-seam roofing panel system. These videos feature instruction on hemming the panels to finish the rake edge, and instruction on installing box rake trim, which is an alternative to hemming the panels. Both methods are explained in their respective 3-D digitally animated step-by-step instruction videos developed by Union. The Advantage-Lok II roofing system is an ideal option for residential and light commercial applications.

Union has received outstanding reviews on its complete set of 16 installation videos for its MasterRib system. “This series of videos have benefited contractors, dealers and homeowners to better understand how our products are used and installed,” says Keith Medick, Union’s CEO. “This second set on our Advantage-Lok II standing seam panel system will include all major installation steps and will be equally as beneficial. Providing these tools is another way we have focused on continuous improvement and being the most convenient supplier to our customers.”

This new series of videos is being posted to the Union website as they are completed.

Ridge Vent Is Composed of Natural Fibers

Roof Saver Rolled Ridge Vent

Roof Saver Rolled Ridge Vent

Roof Saver Rolled Ridge Vent is a sustainable, 100 percent natural fiber vent that won’t deteriorate or corrode from ice, snow, rain or wind and meets or exceeds all national building code requirements. The unique product promotes uniform ventilation, protecting the roof and shingles from excessive heat or condensation.

Roof Saver now offers Attic Ventilation System product videos to provide helpful guidance to roofing contractors with proper planning and installation of the attic ridge vent. Access the YouTube videos through the company’s website through the Installation tab. View videos anytime, anywhere on your mobile devices.

The Planning the Job video, describes necessary steps to ensure an adequate ventilation system is prepared before work begins on the roof. The Installation video is an instructional overview for proper installation of Roof Saver Ridge Vent.

VELUX America Produces Three Skylight Videos for Roofing Professionals

VELUX America has produced three informational and instructional videos, none longer than three minutes, for roofing industry professionals. Topics include skylight replacement profit potential and customer benefits, skylight selection and skylight installation. The videos feature ENERGY STAR-certified VELUX Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylights and explain the advantages of skylight replacement or new installations during scheduled roofing work from the roofer and customer perspectives. The videos also explain the 30 percent federal tax-credit eligibility for the homeowner on product and installation costs, as well as solar-powered blinds.