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Airtight protection for attic ventilation

Quarrix Airtight Protection for Attic Ventilation
May 7, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.

By Dani Sheehan. 

The StormStop® Ridge Vent improves airflow while stopping snow, rain, sand and bugs from entering the attic. 

If you aren’t already familiar with Quarrix Building Products, they are a leader in the specialty roofing products industry. In a live interview during the 2024 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Las Vegas, Nevada, we sat down with Mark Huysken, strategic account manager for Quarrix, to learn more about the amazing products they offer. 

Mark shares about the company: “We’re a ventilation company. First and foremost. We've branched off into other areas, including a double barrel Roman tile, furring strips, drain mats, Batten strips. We just have a whole array of products mostly designed around the idea of protecting the exterior of the home.” 

He brought a piece of their ridge vent to show Karen Edwards during the interview and explain how it works. He shares, “This is our nine-inch ridge vent. We do an 11 and a quarter and a seven as well. So, we've got a variety of sizes available for different applications. What's cool about our ridge vent is its low profile, sitting completely under the shingle. We don't need the external baffle [that other competitor products need].” 

Rather than using a baffle as a deflector from the wind-driven snow and rain, they’ve tackled the problem head on. Mark further explains, “We have very small holes, corrugated plastic, so those holes are really small. And then we have a long three-inch flute. So that three-inch flute is challenging for any rain or snow to get through. If it does, we also have this internal baffle, this fantastic membrane. This membrane, if you feel it, is spun plastic. A lot of people call it a filter, but it's not.” 

If you were at IRE and visited the Quarrix booth, they had a smokehouse on display showing how the ridge vent works. The membrane allows air flow but stops rain and snow from entering the vent. Mark says, “If we poured water on [the membrane], it actually beads up and rolls around, so the water doesn’t go through it.”  

Watch the full interview below to learn more about their StormStop® Ridge Vent and other ventilation products they offer. 

Learn more about Quarrix in their Coffee Shop Directory or visit www.quarrix.com.

About Dani

Dani is a writer for The Coffee Shops and AskARoofer™. When she's not writing or researching, she's teaching yoga classes or exploring new hiking trails.



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