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Home Ventilation and Your Roof

Home Ventilation and Your Roof

A new roof can provide safety and security for your home and family. However, a roof does not consist of shingles alone, but many roofing components that create a barrier to the weather, while allowing harmful elements to escape your attic and home. It’s important for any roofer to understand the components they work with, to ensure that your home’s HVAC and other ventilation is properly installed.

All roofing penetrations must be suitably removed, installed, and inspected when you receive a new roof. This includes common pvc vents, furnace flues, and chimneys that must all be either replaced or repaired. When having a new roof installed, confirm with the contractor that the vent boots are being replaced and properly sealed. For furnace flues, make sure the roofing contractor understands the components they are working with, to allow the proper ventilation of harmful gasses. And for chimneys, confirm that the flashing will be replaced for tear-offs, with new install of step and counter flashing.