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Roof Hatch And Ventilating Them Properly

Roof Hatch And Ventilating Them Properly


Roof Hatch And Ventilating Them Properly

by Ben Pate

There are certain steps you need to follow when you place bilco roof hatch 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.

In addition, a building roof hatch is going to be a way to access the roof to fix any leaks that are coming from the roof. Even mechanical problems may be situated up there. It's an easy access point, but one that can be very difficult to vent in the right way. If you don't have it vented properly you will know because there will be problems that will come up.

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.

The tools that are needed are few, so have these items handy when you get ready to fix that roof hatch. You will need tubing for the venting, a drill, a few hand tools, and either a new roof vent or the existing one. Now you are ready to move on to the part of venting those roof hatches correctly.

Figure out on what part of the roof hatch you will be putting that vent. It should be in a spot where it will be free of obstructions. Things like the hinges should be avoided when placing your vents. Plus, choose a spot where it will normally be safe from the weather.

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!

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Again, if you're not very proficient with construction projects, you can simply hire a contractor to finish ventilating the roof hatches. You may not even need to provide the roof hatch venting kit in that manner either.

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