Why We Vent Roofs

Ventilation Insulation Water Management

Course Description

Venting roofs is a common approach to moisture management in every climate.  This course explains the physics behind the practice, reviews the most common design approaches, and provides examples (drawings and photos) of the key components.

Course Instructor Christine Williamson

Course Length 10:30

Published 20 May 2022

Keywords: venting roof, moisture management, water management, insulation, insulating roofs


About Building Science Fight Club

Christine Williamson - Assoc. AIA

Building Scientist | Instructor

Christine Williamson has spent her career in building science forensics, discovering why buildings fail and working with owners, architects, and builders to remedy the problems. She is the founder of the Instagram account @BuildingScienceFightClub, an educational project that teaches architects about building science and construction.