The CedAir-Mat® ventilation mat from Advanced Building Products is one product we have available for cedar roofs. It has an open mesh design that is lightweight, flexible and easy to handle. This 90 percent open mesh design promotes airflow by creating a cavity that allows airflow between the roof's metal panels and sheathing, in all directions.
Why is Roof Ventilation Important?
Adequate ventilation in the attic is critical for several reasons, and roof ventilation plays an important role. In warmer months, an overheated attic will transfer through the floor, causing other rooms in the home to heat up. As your AC and fans must work harder to keep the living space cool, this can result in higher energy costs. A hot roof can also cause the shingles to begin to fray, reducing their lifespan. An overheated roof (and hot attic) may also damage wood framing, possibly warping door frames and walls. With finished attics that are used as bedrooms, the overheating can also blister wallpaper and paint.
In addition to material damage, uncomfortably hot rooms and higher electricity cost, lack of ventilation can also cause moisture to build up, since steam can get trapped in the attic in the winter where it will condense. If this happens, the condensation can make insulation less effective and lead to mildew and mold growth. For those in snowy climates, if excess moisture forms on roof eaves and soffits, this moisture can create ice dams, which may lead to other problems such as leakage. Suffice it to say that anything that promotes roof ventilation is extremely beneficial! Benefits of Ventilation Mats
In addition to promoting airflow and being easy to handle and lightweight, CedAir-Mat cuts down sound transmission and helps to extend the lifespan of your cedar roof. The Spycor Building Products Promise
We are fully committed to customer satisfaction by offering the highest quality moisture management products at affordable prices. We also providing outstanding customer support and technical expertise to help you choose the best products for your application.