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Old 01-03-2010, 08:04 AM   #1
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Has anyone else here used DCI Smartvent. I have used it solve a few different roofs with major ventilation issues. It seems to work pretty good. I have used it for roof maintenance/ repairs and also for a couple reroofs.

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Old 01-03-2010, 06:09 PM   #2
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Yes i like.
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I like it too ... It seems like an excellent product...
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I am hesitant to try it and products like it. I fear it will create an opening int he roof for snow to back up into and wind and rain to blow into. I can not see how it works logically and I have extensively researched it.

I'll probably start adding it to my offerings in 10 years LOL. I am not an early adopter, and know it's been around for awhile already... I just can't see how it doesn't cause more harm than good.
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I absolutely love the product and have used it on over 50% of the jobs that we specify and do.

It pushes my price up, which has not helped me out one bit the past two years for sales, regardless of the finished roofing and ventilation results, but what good do superior specifications do if I don't get the sale for that job.

But, all in all, I highly recommend their product and have over 8 years of hands on experience installing it with zero complaints and problems, once you get used to it after on time.

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I think it works great myself, I can't see any ice damn or certainly any water penetrating this. Especially if you use the right precautions. I always seal under the front side of the vent, which seals it to the drip edge. Then I take Ice and water and run that on the roof as if the vent wasn't even there. Then roof like normal.
Soffit vents don't always do the job. Especially if insulation was installed to tight making air passage impossible. In most cases, the vent can bypass that problem area. But not always. If there is an extended eave.
It's also a good option if there was never any soffit vent at all. I don't use vented drip edge because I think the stuff is bogus, and it hardly does anything most of the time.
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I have looked at smart vent and I have some issueswith it about the filter and the cardboard type make up of it. Filters are made to collect particulate matter, eventually it will plug up. I have also seen the card board type vents plug up, I have pictures of it, if any one wants I will post them, I also have a pic of the filter out of a SVII, it was plugged up.
But how many HOs get their vents checked every year or have the filters cleaned? How many of you do the cleaning?
I'm retired from roofing now because of physical problems, Knees, Ankles, Oh, yeah, I'm old too. But I have done a few things different than most to provide ventilation for homes, it's good for the roof and lowers utility bills, a good selling point.
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I like it,used it on a few bldgs here in Upstate NY,WITH NO PROBLEMS,Definitely a good solution for areas with no soffit area
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don`t see any clogging at all in this area,guess it depends on what the winds kicking around in your area
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I can only say that the oldest Shingle Vent II that I went back on was 12 years old and clean as a whistle.

As for the Smart Vent, no problems reported for the past 8-9 years since I started using it.

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