brad diepholz: Brad Diepholz talks about “Attic Ventilation”-part 9 - 09/09/15 08:52 AM
 
Brad Diepholz found the following information.
 
In planning the location of intake and exhaust vents two other factors must be considered.
 
Intake and exhaust vents must be positioned so they assure continuous airflow along the underside of the roof sheating. As I spoke about in the introduction this is where ventilation is most effective. During the summer months airflow along the sheathing removes heat before it can radiate to the attic floor. During the winter months airflow along the sheathing removes moisture before it can condense into water droplets or frost. Intake vents must be located so there is little possibility of … (0 comments)

brad diepholz: Brad Diepholz talks about “Attic Ventilation”-part 8 - 08/19/15 08:51 AM
Brad Diepholz found the following information.
 
Thermal effect by it self cannot create the high volume of air movement needed for effective ventilation. That is why the influence of wind is the key element in the design of a non-powered ventilation system.
 
Wind is a natural flow of air. So when designing a ventilation system you want to make the wind work to your advantage.
 
To use the power of wind you have to understand how wind force affects ventilation. It is not the velocity of the wind by itself that causes air to move through an attic.
 
Instead it is the winds speed as … (0 comments)

brad diepholz: Brad Diepholz talks about “Attic Ventilation”-part 7 - 08/11/15 02:21 PM
 
Brad Diepholz found the following information.
 
Ever wonder how ventilation works? The word ventilate comes from the Latin word for “to fan”, the action of causing air to move. This is how ventilation works. It provides the conditions that allow air to move.
 
Effective ventilation requires a very specific type of air movement. We are not interested in moving air just to create a breeze that cools us by speeding evaporation.
 
Instead we want ventilation that provides year around benefits. If you have ever walked into the stuffy confines of a room that has been completely closed for a lengthy period of time, you … (0 comments)

brad diepholz: Brad Diepholz talks about “Attic Ventilation”-part 6 - 08/05/15 12:42 PM
 
Brad Diepholz found the following information.
 
In this blog I will continue talking about dealing with the effects of ice dams. The greatest damage occurs when the water pooling inside the dam begins to infiltrate under the shingles.
 
The shingles themselves are damaged if not destroyed. Far more serious is the damage caused at the plateline area. Insulation can be soaked reducing its effectiveness.
 
                            
Water also can infiltrate into both exterior and interior wall cavities leading to structural damage and the deterioration of painted surfaces. At the very least mold and … (20 comments)

brad diepholz: Brad Diepholz talks about "Attic Ventilation-part 5" - 07/29/15 01:26 AM
Brad Diepholz talks about “Attic Ventilation”-part 5
 
Brad Diepholz found the following information.
 
This section I will be talking about dealing with the effects of ice dams.
 
Winter creates a special attic ventilation problem where snowfall and cold temperatures are common occurrences. The problem begins with the formation of ice dams or barriers formed of ice, that prevent water from running off  the roof.
 
Ice dams can form when the following conditions exist:
 
-Warm air accumulates near the peak of an attic. This condition is much more common than people think. It occurs because most attics experience some heat loss from attic insulation.
 
-Warm air rises this … (0 comments)

brad diepholz: Brad Diepholz talks about "Attic Ventilation-part 4" - 07/22/15 06:55 AM
Brad Diepholz talks about “Attic Ventilation”-part 4
 
Brad Diepholz found the following information.
 
When it comes to moisture in the attic (this blog is continued from part 3) even vapor barriers for all their effectiveness cannot totally stop this process.
 
Another way moisture travels into an attic is by air moving through openings cut into a vapor barrier. These openings are commonly found at recessed ceiling boxes and attic entries.
                                                        
 
The problems start when moist air hits cooler rafters, … (1 comments)

brad diepholz: Brad Diepholz talks about "Attic Ventilation-part 3" - 07/15/15 01:23 PM
Brad Diepholz talks about “Attic Ventilation-part 3”
 
Brad Diepholz found the following information.
 
When winter arrives and temperatures plunge you might think the movement of heated air would no longer cause problems in attics. This is not true! With seasonal changes the conditions just reverse.
 
Heat does not travel from an attic into the home. Instead heated indoor air travels from the home into the attic area. Moisture also travels into the attic during the winter months.
                        
Furnace warmed air circulates through the house picking up water vapor generated by activities like cooking, showers, … (0 comments)

brad diepholz: Brad Diepholz talks about "Attic Ventilation-part 2" - 07/08/15 09:38 AM
Brad Diepholz talks about “Attic Ventilation-part 2”
 
Brad Diepholz found the following information.
 
Homeowners take action to cool themselves during the warm summer months. To reduce the effect of heat they will turn on fans, window air conditioners or central air conditioning systems.
                                
 
As the hot weather continues these appliances run longer and longer. Heat also is being stored in the attic.
 
A less obvious but equally consequence can be found on the roof itself. Homeowners can’t see it happening but over time excess attic heat can cause some shingles … (1 comments)

brad diepholz: Brad Diepholz talks about "Attic Ventilation-part 1" - 07/01/15 10:14 AM
Brad Diepholz talks about “Attic Ventilation-part 1”
 
Brad Diepholz found the following information.
 
Every wonder what is the purpose of attic ventilation? This seems like a simple question. Most homeowners and even some experienced contractors believe the purpose of attic ventilation is to remove heat that builds up in the summer.
 
Well I would say that is accurate but what that answers leaves out is just as important as what it includes. If you understand the principles of attic ventilation you know an effective system provides year round benefits.
 
To start during warmer months the ventilation helps keep attics cool. With colder months ventilation … (0 comments)

brad diepholz: Brad Diepholz wrote about Choosing The Right Shingle-part 2 - 06/24/15 10:09 AM
Brad Diepholz wrote about “Choosing The Right Shingle part 2”
 
Brad Diepholz found the following information.
 
One style of roof covering that I have not spoke about is a metal roof. A metal roof can be made from a variety of metals and alloys. This includes galvanized steel, galvalume steel, stone coated steel, aluminum, copper, zinc, terne, and stainless steel.
                                     
 
Steel is the most frequently used material in both residential and commercial applications due to its lower cost. Aluminum is the second most popular material. It … (0 comments)

brad diepholz: Brad Diepholz wrote about Choosing The Right Shingle-part 1 - 06/17/15 09:05 AM
Brad Diepholz wrote about “Choosing The Right Shingle part 1”
 
Brad Diepholz found the following information.
 
Whether you are building a new home or replacing the roof on your existing home you have a lot to choose from. The list includes asphalt, wood shake, and composite in the shingle category.
                           
 
For tile roofs you can choose from slate, concrete, and clay. Style is an important factor. If you have an HOA you need to check with them and make sure they approve of your chose before moving forward. It would be … (1 comments)

brad diepholz: Brad Diepholz talks on Information about Asphalt Shingles-part 3 - 06/10/15 07:59 AM
Brad Diepholz talks on Information about
 Asphalt Shingles-Part 3
 
Brad Diepholz found the follow information
 
The manufactures now warrant asphalt shingle starting at 20 years and going up to 50 years. This wide span of different warranty times is due to climate, weather and environmental factors.
 
Homeowners in areas enduring long summers with high heat may need to replace their roof sooner than homeowners in cooler regions. The most damage is done to asphalt shingles when there is a sudden spike in temperature.
 
For example when the night temperature is around 50 degrees and by midday the temperature reached 90 degrees. This rapid change in temperature … (0 comments)

brad diepholz: Information About Asphalt Shingles-part 2 by Brad Diepholz - 06/03/15 08:26 AM
Information about Asphalt Shingles-Part 2
 
Brad Diepholz found the follow information
 
Asphalt shingles come in a variety of colors and patterns. The two most popular patterns are three-tab and architectural. Both of these patterns are cut in a 12 inch wide by 36 inch long sheet and are then wrapped in bundles.
 
Three tabs have cutout tabs made along their lower edge. The result is that each shingle looks like three separate pieces when installed. Three tab shingles have been around a long time and are still the most economical shingle.
                             … (1 comments)

brad diepholz: Information About Asphalt Shingles-part 1 - 05/27/15 06:03 AM
Information about Asphalt Shingles-part 1
 
Brad Diepholz found the following information
 
Asphalt shingles come in two varieties, fiberglass and organic. A fiberglass asphalt shingle consists of a woven fiberglass base mat covered with a waterproof asphalt coating and topped with granules that shield it from UV rays.
 
The granules that lay on top of the fiberglass asphalt shingle are made of ceramic. Do to the construction process of this type of shingle less asphalt is needed to give the shingle its durability and strength.
 
With less asphalt used this makes the shingle lighter in weight but keeps its strength and durability high. Fiberglass shingles have … (1 comments)

brad diepholz: Storm damage to homes - 05/20/15 07:52 AM
 
 
Brad Diepholz found the following information about storm damage.
 
Don’t let storm damage delay your closing. Many residents in the United States get some type of storm damage every year. In some areas you could receive up to six hail and wind storms a year.
 
Hail damage by definition is any damage resulting from hailstones that are .75” in diameter or greater that cause substantial damage to homes or personal property. For the untrained eye this may be hard to spot standing on the ground and looking up at the roof.
 
High winds are also considered a part of storm damage. When dealing with high … (1 comments)

brad diepholz: Brad Diepholz - 03/12/11 09:29 AM
 
Brad Diepholz is a resident of Arizona for over 25 years and is a Real Estate Investor and a Luxury Home Builder for over 20 years. Brad Diepholz a Realtor in the Arcadia, Phoenix area and has hands on experience with the buying, selling and negotiating of real estate in all different markets.
From buying a lot and designing your Dream Home to a complete renovation
Brad Diepholz works with a licensed General contractor that has 20 years experience and can get the job done right. Brad Diepholz also specializes in Luxury Homes in the Arcadia, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley … (2 comments)

 
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