GAF Fascia Intake System Solves Ventilation Problems
GAF Materials Corporation earlier this year introduced a new fascia intake system designed to solve ventilation problems in the attic.
The unique and patented design of the manufacturer’s Cobra FasciaFlow Premium Intake Vent combines the form of a residential fascia board with the function of an intake vent to deliver critical intake ventilation on tough-to-vent homes with little or no soffit/under-eave area.
The product provides a full 9 square inchrs per linear foot of net ventilation area to help improve the efficiency of virtually any attic ventilation system, according to GAF. It can even help to boost the performance of existing soffit/under-eave vents.
FasciaFlow allows cool air to enter the attic space, which drives warm, moist air out of the attic’s exhaust fans. This helps prevent premature roof deterioration, ice damming in harsh winter climates and roof rot in the attic and roof deck.
Positive attic ventilation also helps minimize peeling of interior and exterior paint, limits the growth of harmful mold and mildew and can even reduce excessive cooling costs in some applications.
The FasciaFlow system allows cool outside air to enter at the fascia — unlike other intake vents that require openings to be cut in parts of the roof deck that are vulnerable to ice dams and wind-driven rain.
The product blends in with the most popular residential trim systems, making it virtually invisible after it is installed. It comes standard in white, but can be painted to match the unique color scheme of any home.
Unlike wood or other traditional fascia materials, it is made of PVC for years of maintenance-free performance. The product is also a safe choice for home owners because it typically can support the weight of residential gutters that are fully loaded with rain, ice or snow. An insect guard helps to protect against unwanted infiltration by birds, insects and other pests.
The system is backed by a 40-year warranty and is part of the GAF-Elk Smart Choice Roof System Solution that has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal.
Headquartered in Wayne, N.J., GAF Materials Corporation is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Leading Suppliers of NAHB.
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