Related Roofing Products

Roof Ventilation

What is ventilation?

Ventilation provides a continuous supply of outside air into the attic space of a home. The formula for each homes ventilation needs is based on attic space square footage and correct installation of ventilation products. Proper ventilation dictates that 50% of the intake ventilation is placed near the lower attic space and 50% exhaust ventilation is placed near or at the roof peak. Lomanco provides an online Vent Calculator.

Why should a roof be ventilated?

There are many important reasons. To fight heat and moisture, homes in all climates need ventilation all year. Heat in unventilated attics can reach 150 degrees. This intense heat can cause damage to shingles, roof sheathing and radiate down into the home. Moisture can be another problem for homeowners and can cause rot, mildew, mold, paint blistering and negatively affect the performance of insulation. Nearly 50% of homes show visible signs of improper ventilation. Proper ventilation can reduce heating and air conditioning bills, reduce winter ice build up and help to eliminate mold and mildew which can lead to health problems. It also extends the life of shingles, insulation and other building materials.

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Cor-A-Vent

Cor-A-Vent manufactures products that help protect homes from moisture damage. Roof ventilation provides homes with the fresh air needed to protect it both inside and out. Since 1976, Cor-A-Vent has been a leader in the attic ventilation market.

Lomanco

Lomanco has been producing quality ventilation products for 80 years. They focus on their products having the correct emphasis on Net Free Area, weather protection and longevity. Lomanco offers limited lifetime warranties on many of their products and a forever guarantee on their Whirlybird turbines. Proper ventilation lowers energy bills, reduces winter ice build up, eliminates mold and mildew that can lead to major health problems. Lomanco Vents emphasize a balance of Net Free Area, weather protection and longevity and back their products with limited lifetime warranties.

Quarrix

The roof of a home needs to breathe in to breathe out. Just exhausting the air isn’t adequate. There needs to be enough air that enters through the eaves to create a balanced system. Quarrix roof ventilation products ensure a proper ratio of intake and exhaust, which extends the life of the roof. Ridge ventilation, hip ventilation and insulation are critical to achieving a balanced ventilation system. Quarrix’ StormStop™ Membrane allows air to pass through, but moisture and dust are kept out.

Why Skylights?

Natural lighting is an important component of sustainability. Increased natural light has a variety of physical and psychological benefits. They not only bring light into a room, but improve health and enhance mood. Additional benefits include reduced energy consumption, a reduction in mildew and mold buildup, provide a healthy dose of Vitamin D, increase visual appeal to interiors.

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Crystalite

Crystalite is a Northwest Washington manufacturer of high quality skylights. Select from Standard, Custom Built, Venting, Tubular or Skyblinds. Crystalite skylights are designed to meet and exceed building codes and can accommodate nearly any installation. As an Energy Star partner, they offer skylights that meet Energy Star criteria. Virtually any option is available, from tubular to venting and all are built with energy-efficient commercial-grade, dual-seal silicone, insulated glass which is optimal for any environment.

Tam Skylights

Tam Skylights are available as fixed glass, operable glass or acrylic and dome. Welded corners prevent leaks and reinforce strength. The skylights’ construction meets or exceeds all energy code requirements. Located in Seattle, Tam knows the unique challenge of homeowners in the Northwest climate. The need for natural light enhancing, weather proof and energy efficient skylights resulted in Tam’s custom glass or acrylic skylights.

Velux

Choose from multiple different skylight products: traditional skylights, sun tunnels, roof windows, modular skylights, commercial skylights, and even blinds. Velux Skylights deliver natural lighting and lower energy costs.
Velux No Leak Solar Powered Skylights provide natural light and fresh air, truer colors due to natural lighting, venting of disagreeable smells, reduced dependence on air conditioning and heating, afford privacy, and include rain sensors that automatically close.

Roofing Insulation

Homes need more than one kind of insulation. Each side of the home should be insulated-top-the roof, bottom-under flooring, and sides-exterior walls. Roofs can be insulated by using rigid foam panels on top of roof sheathing or by installing rigid foam panels under the rafters. Pioneer Builders Supply can advise homeowners as to which method would work best for their project.

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CertainTeed

Certainteed’s roofing insulation features a closed-cell polyviso core laminated to fiber-reinforced facers. Available in many thicknesses and universally adaptable to hot-applied systems or single-ply applications. Underlayments are available for any type of roofing materials: metal, shingle, shake or slate. Created with contractor safety and weather protection in mind, CertainTeed manufactures products to provide best-in-class performance.

Hunter Panels

Hunter Panel’s goal is to manufacture the most effective, efficient and innovative Polyviso insulation panels available, with stellar customer support and service. Hunter offers a wide selection of green insulation panels for low- and steep-slope projects. Hunter Polyviso is an integral part of green buildings, for both low-slope and steep-slope applications. It’s lightweight, cost-effective and provides an outstanding return on investment with significant energy savings. Hunter Polyviso is an integral part of green buildings, for both low-slope and steep-slope roofing applications. It’s lightweight, cost-effective and provides an outstanding return on investment with significant energy savings.

Insulfoam

InsulRoof offers a wide range of roof insulation products that are compatible with roof membrane assembly systems. Whether the membrane is black or white, InsulRoof is compatible with dark and light-colored single-ply membranes to enhance energy efficiency.

Underlayment

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APOC

APOC’s premium underlayment is designed with reinforcements that enhance tensile strength and prevents the tearing of the felt during installation.

Blue Ridge Fiberboard

Blue Ridge Structodek High-Density Roofing Board is an integral part of any roofing system in addition to making roofing easier with properties that generate structural rigidity and dimensional stability.

CMI SecureGrip*

CMI has upgraded the entire line of synthetic roof underlayments by including better U.V. resistance and additional non-slip technologies.

SystemComponents CoverPro & FelTex

CoverPRO® is lighter, cleaner, stronger, less expensive and much faster to install than traditional felt. Manufactured from 100% synthetic material offers the performance you need at a competitive price.
FelTex® has the widest temperature range of any self-adhering underlayment. Slip-resistant, wider and lighter rolls add up to a simple, safer application.

GCP Applied Technologies

Structural and foundation waterproofing, both above and below grade, are critical components of any commercial structure. GCP Applied Technologies, formerly Grace, offers pre- and post-application waterproofing membranes for nearly all above and below grade applications. Their products have been protecting commercial structures for more than 50 years.

Owens Corning

Your roof is a large investment; protect it from the start with Owens Corning roof underlayment. Select from one of three types of quality roofing underlayment and rest assured that your are shielding your investment with durable, cost-effective protection. When you install an Owens Corning Total Protection Roofing System™, this qualifies you for one of several roofing systems warranties offered by the manufacturer.

InterWrap's RhinoRoof

“Break free from the felt” with RhinoRoof, the air, water and vapor synthetic barrier for use under most any roofing product. RhinoRoof is stronger than 15 lb roofing felt, wider and lighter than felt, impervious to mold growth, slip-resistant surface, lays flat, nonabsorbent and wrinkle-free.

Roof Coatings

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APOC

APOC restoration systems provide dramatically cooler roofs, lower heat transfer to structure, reduced energy consumption and longer roof life. Extensive research, development, technical expertise and dedication to customers has positioned APOC as experts in roof restoration. High-performance roofing restoration systems provide a dependable asset that includes extendable warranties and lower life cycle costs. APOC restoration systems provide dramatically cooler roofs, lower heat transfer to structure, reduced energy consumption and longer roof life

Gaco Western

Gaco Western has manufactured exceptional waterproofing and insulating products for more than 60 years. The company was built on three fundamental principles: superior products; sold by experts; at competitive prices. Today, Gaco Western coatings and spray foam insulation cover millions of square feet of commercial and residential buildings. They have earned a reputation and trust in the construction and DIY industries as a producer of top-quality waterproof coatings and insulation products.

Whether rehabbing an existing foam roof or coating a new metal roof, Gaco Western has a roofing system to suit your needs. Spray foam and coatings provide seamless insulation and waterproofing, eliminating a common source of leaks and pooling water. Gaco Western has manufactured exceptional waterproofing and insulating products for more than 60 years. The company was built on three fundamental principles: superior products; sold by experts; at competitive prices. Today, Gaco Western coatings and spray foam insulation cover millions of square feet of commercial and residential buildings. They have earned a reputation and trust in the construction and DIY industries as a producer of top-quality waterproof coatings and insulation products.

Inland Coatings

Inland Coatings is a leading producer of cost-effective, innovative coatings and applications that provide long-lasting solutions. Inland Coatings is a leading producer of cost-effective, innovative coatings and applications that provide long-lasting solutions. Inland carries a line of synthetic rubber coatings that provide durable, cost-effective solutions for many roofing problems. They are easily applied, single-component, fluid products that result in a seamless monolithic membrane. They resist salts, acids, alkali and feature high tensile strength, excellent elongation, and superb water resistance. Inland’s Rubber Coatings dry to a firm, flexible film. They are thermally stable, eliminating problems caused by weather extremes. The exceptional adhesion that these products provide, ensures trouble free results on a broad variety of surfaces, including single ply membranes, built-ups and modified bitumen, concrete and metal. Inland’s products can be applied at temperatures lower than those typically required by competitive products, thus extending the application season. Additionally, they develop early water resistance, eliminating potential wash-off problems.