Steps In The Process Of Ventilating Roof Hatches

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There are certain steps you need to follow when you place roof hatches on a building. These steps will allow you to ventilate them correctly and block out moisture. If you have a buildup of moisture it could create a problem with mold growing inside your building.

Many larger buildings will need to have these roof hatches on them in order to give access to the roof for leaks or mechanical problems. It can also be used as an emergency evacuation point for people. You will need to vent them right though, to stop that moisture from coming inside.

Again moisture building up inside your building can cause damage and help encourage mold growing. Mold inside can be hard to find and will cause health problems. Follow the steps that are listed later on to ventilate your hatches correctly.

You won't need many tools when you take on this project. All that you need is a venting tube kit that you can buy, a drill, some hand tools, and your existing hatch or a new one. That's it for the tools. You are now ready to move onto the installation of that venting tube.

First, look for the spot on the hatch where you will place the vent. Make sure you place it free from obstructions that may occur. Not near the hinges because that will be one spot of obstruction. Try and place it where it should be safe from most of the weather that occurs in your area too.

Place your saw tooth bit on your drill and start making the hole to place that tubing in. It should be slightly bigger than the tube is, but not too large. You should have received hardware with your venting tube when you bought it in the store. Place and attach that tube inside of that roof hatch. You now should place the rubber gasket onto the tubing. That will prevent air or water from going through the hole you drilled.

Now you need to place in the rest of the tubing and put the vent cap on it. The cap is going to stop snow or rain from entering the tube and making its way into the building. Usually it is suggested that you have a mesh cap to place on your venting tube.

Move on and finish up all the hatches on your roof, placing the venting in them in the same way. Now you have ventilation provided and should be able to avoid moisture build up. Plus you will be able to stop that mold from growing too!

In closing, if you feel that you will not be able to do this job correctly please hire a contractor. That way the vents will be installed correctly. It will not be a job that will cost you a lot of money and they should provide the venting kit and tools. Do the process or have it done to create a safer environment for those people who will be in your building.

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