Quality Edge has designed, engineered and patented some of the most attractive and best performing ventilation products in the industry. With proper ventilation, cool, dry air is drawn in through the soffit and replaces the hot moist air that is created in your attic.
Building Healthier Homes
THE IMPORTANCE OF VENTILATION
Attic’s need continuous ventilation at the eave edge through soffits to draw fresh air in and remove trapped hot, moist and toxic air out through the roof exhaust vents. To accomplish a balanced ventilation system the intake must provide an NFA of 9 or greater on each side.
Most homes are not ventilated properly
Impacts of Improper Ventilation
Most soffit designs don’t provide enough continuous NFA to work with roof exhaust requirements. This results in most homes not being properly ventilated; and roof manufactures won’t provide warranty coverage on homes without proper ventilation. Improper ventilation not only impacts your health but damages your home. Without proper ventilation, warm attic air can become trapped and stagnate, lead to moisture and the formation of ice dams in winter.
A poorly ventilated attic can cause an environment with high moisture levels
An overheated attic can cause high energy cost and premature aging of your home's building materials
Improper ventilation can void roofing material warranties
Building Code violations may prevent permit approvals
Inadequate ventilation may lead to ice dams and ice back-ups
Soffit Ventilation & Indoor Air Quality
With improved building techniques and modern materials, today’s homes are built tighter than ever, which greatly improves energy efficiency. However, the unintended side effect is that fewer air exchanges take place with outdoor air, resulting in overall poorer indoor air quality. When you consider that people spend nearly 90% of their time indoors, based on research by The National Human Activity Pattern Survey, that is a large opportunity for improving home air quality.
Health problems associated with poor indoor air quality include respiratory diseases, allergens, asthma triggers, certain cancers, and heart disease. Individuals react in different ways to indoor air pollution, depending on age, general health, and other factors.
Ensuring Your Home Can Breathe
Ventilation is at its best when it’s invisible.
TruVent Hidden Vent Soffit features a 11.0 NFA (Net Free Area) that provides your home with the air you need via concealed ventilation. Quality Edge has designed, engineered, and patented one of the best solutions for attractive and high performing aluminum ventilation that is as beautiful as it is functional.