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Old 06-14-2009, 04:10 PM   #1
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I have seen roof deck located intake vents, particularly DCI Smartvent, mentioned on this site. In areas that snow alot like Chicago is there ia concern with heavy snowfalls covering and freezing over the vent thus eliminating any air intake?

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if installed on the roof properly, i don't see a problem. SUMMER is when you want it to flow freely!

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actually Dm winter is when you want to keep you roof as close to the outside air temp as possible to cut down or help ice dam conditions

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oh i know.... just needs it more in summer IMHO.. never heard of anyone's smartvents icing over is all, have you?

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no i havent but i dont see them much here
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Just an FYI.

I am located in the NW Suburbs of Chicago and use the Smart Vent on at least 50% or more of all of my jobs.

With the proper air flowage, from Intake To Exhaust, the attic does not have Hot Spots in the winter time and the snow does not melt from internal heat.

I posted several winter photos right after 6" and 14" snow-falls from December, 2007 that showed convincingly that the theory works out in Real World Applications as promised.

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