February 2, 2009

James Baker
(202) 207.1114

RAV Coalition Releases White Paper on Roof Ventilation

[Washington, DC]  — The Roof Assembly Ventilation Coalition (RAVC) has released a white paper, “Debate Over Sealed Attics vs. Ventilation Intensifies Amid Calls for More Scrutiny.”

The white paper discusses the history of the debate between sealed attic proponents verses the ventilated attic proponents. Topics include complexities of steep-slope roof design, moisture control, ice dam concerns, impact of varying climatic conditions, heat build-up, indoor air quality, and proper ventilation ratios.

The paper is available for download by clicking here.

The white paper was developed in response to the building community’s call for additional research, environmental analysis and field demonstrations to learn if unvented attics are a suitable and safe design alternative to traditional ventilation.

About the Roof Assembly Ventilation Coalition
The Roof Assembly Ventilation Coalition mission is to study, monitor, and promote the interests of steep slope roof assembly ventilation through sound theory backed by scientific data. For more information please contact James Baker at 202-207-1114 or email