Soffit Vents

installing milled aluminum soffit vents

For most residential single family homes the Soffit area is the main source of intake ventilation for the roof / attic space. Older homes used plywood for soffit material that often had very few vent holes. To improve the intake ventilation in the attic we can cut new vent holes and cover them with milled aluminum soffit vents. This allows for more air intake and hence better air circulation in the attic.

Attic space

An attic is a space found directly below the pitched roof of a house or other building (also called garret, loft or sky parlor). Attic is generally the North American English term for it.[1] As attics fill the space between the ceiling of the top floor of a building and the slanted roof, they are known for being awkwardly shaped spaces with exposed rafters and difficult-to-reach corners.

Poly Boot

A pre-formed plastic cover used to seal around a pot light and to the ceiling vapor barrier from within the attic. It is installed in conjuncture with the pot light and ensures that warm, moist air cannot penetrate the attic through or around the pot light

ROXUL Safe’n’Sound™

soundproofing insulation for use in interior walls, ceilings and floors to help create a quieter home.

ROXUL ComfortBatt®

thermal insulation for use in exterior walls, attics and crawlspaces. It provides indoor comfort and energy savings all year round.

Roxul Batts

ROXUL’s line of fire-resistant insulation for residential use includes both thermal and soundproofing products:

Hilti Foam seal

Cans of foam installed by hand to spot-install foam. Used in small applications particularly electrical and plumbing penetrations. Not used for large volume areas.

Poly & Tape Seal

Used to seal over penetrations and voids by tying new poly to existing vapor barrier and sealing with tape.

Roof Output ventilation

Vents installed along the upper edge of the roof line designed to allow air to escape from within the attic space while preventing the elements from entering into the attic. Examples include the traditional Turtle style vent, Whirly Birds, Phoenix vents (also known as Monster vents) and Ridge venting.

Soffit Ventilation

In sloped roof construction the Soffit area must be vented to allow fresh air intake from the Outside. This air is drawn in through the soffits, circulated through the attic space and vented out through the output vents installed near the top of the roof line. It is imperative that soffits vent properly or else they must be compensated for with Lower Roof Intake Vents.