Newsletter | February 2021

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I Was Told There Would Be No Math – How to calculate proper ventilation

Figure 4 – Example building for determining the minimum ventilation amount (figure courtesy of the ICC).A discussion on attic ventilation isn’t complete without going over the calculations to determine the minimum required net free ventilating area (NFVA). The following is an example shown in the IRC commentary for a simple gable roof using the 1:300 ratio. See Figure 4.
Attic floor area = 20 ft. x 50 ft. = 1,000 ft.2
Required NFVA = attic floor area x 1/300
=1,000 ft.2/300
=3.33 ft.2
Convert sq. ft. into sq. in.: 3.33 ft.2 x 144 in.2/ft.2 = 480 in.2
Ridge NFVA (50%) = 480 in.2 x 0.5 = 240 in.2
Each soffit NFVA (25%) = 480 in.2 x 0.25 = 120 in.2
Therefore, there should be 240 sq. in. of NFVA located at the ridge and 120 sq. in. of NFVA located at each soffit.
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As a special appreciation for our customers, each month we will draw a company name out of a hat and send a special “mystery gift”. Qualifying contractors can be existing customers, walk-ins or new account setups that have purchased during the previous month. This is our way of saying “Thank you” and to show appreciation from our staff.

December’s  drawing winner was Frazier Roofing. The gift was a Work Sharp tool sharpener. Thank you, Billy for being a Roadrunner customer! Love the inspirational message behind your desk.

Mystery Gift - Soapy Soap Company

Each month will be a different gift.


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