It’s often I hear from homeowners with flat roofs “flat roofs just leak” or “I ought to build a pitched roof above my flat roof to prevent leaks.” As a flat roofer, I cringe when I hear these statements. The most valuable buildings in most communities have flat roofs; most businesses have flat roofs. Flat…

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The purpose of ventilating the attic in a residential roof situation is to reduce the temperature gradient between the outside temperature and the attic temperature. This temperature gradient, coupled with other factors such as dew point and relative humidity, may result in condensation in the attic and the accumulation of an unhealthy attic environment. Another…

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