Airflow in the attic space reduces moisture build-up in the insulation and wood trusses, rafters and plywood sheathing. Moisture reduction reduces mold growth, and significantly improves the indoor air quality of the building.
The green lines indicate recommended placement of WickRight products, either WickRight Perimeter VRS, WickRight Hip VRS or WickRight Valley VRS. These products work as together as a system to circulate air throughout the attic space. The WickRight Perimeter vent allows fresh air intake behind the gutter at the soffit, then the WickRight Hip & Valley VRS opens up shallow rafters spaces, allowing stagnant air to pass between rafters where it is typically trapped.
The yellow arrows indicate how air flows up the rafter line and between rafters and ultimately out of the building via a typical ridge vent (orange squiggle) at the roof peak.
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WickRight serves Chicago and the following neighborhoods:
Andersonville, Bridgeport, Brighton Park, Bucktown, Edgewater, Forest Glen, Gold Coast, Goose Island, Hyde Park, Irving Park, Jefferson Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Logan Square, Magnificent Mile, Near North Side, Near West Side, Norridge, North Center, Norwood Park, Printer’s Row, Old Town, Ravenswood, River North, River West, Rogers Park, Roscoe Village, State Parkway, Streeterville, Uptown, Ukranian Village, West Loop, West Town, Wicker Park
WickRight also serves the following suburbs:
Addison, Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Bartlett, Berwyn, Bloomingdale, Brookfield, Buffalo Grove, Carol Stream, Clarendon Hills, Country Club Hills, Countryside, Deerfield, Deer Park, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Evanston, Forest Park, Glen Ellyn, Glencoe, Glendale Heights, Glenview, Glenwood, Grayslake, Hawthorne Woods, Hickory Hills, Highland Park, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Kenilworth, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lincolnwood, Linderhurst, Lisle, Long Grove, Medinah, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, North Riverside, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Forest, Oak Park, Palatine, Park Ridge, River Forest, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Sauk Village, Skokie, Streamwood, Vernon Hills, Western Springs, Westmont, Wheaton, Wheeling, Wilmette, Winnetka, Wood Dale, Woodridge
– Kurt Mitenbuler
Home Inspector, Moisture Intrusion Expert
Mitenbuler & Associates
WickRight products are designed to help circulate fresh air throughout the attic space.
Our perimeter product is specifically designed to let fresh air into the attic space at the perimeter of the roof. This fresh air will physically push the static, moisture laden air hanging in the attic upward, toward the hip ridges, valleys and ridge line.
WickRight Hip & Valley VRS is specifically designed to guide the static, moisture-laden air out of the attic. The air travels from the perimeter of the roof through all the narrowly spaced rafters of hip and valley roofs and into the larger attic spaces toward the ridge vent or vents at the very top of the roof.
Removing moisture from the attic reduces the temperature of the attic as well as eliminates a vital component to mold production. Without moisture, mold can not grow.
We highly suggest ridge vents over mushroom vents at the top of the roof. Ridge vents, provide more effective ventilation. Like our WickRight products, ridge vents provide continuous linear ventilation for your entire ridge line. There are many manufacturers of ridge vents to choose from.
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Cross section w/ WickRight Perimeter VRS
installed – draws fresh air in behind the gutter and releases it into the roof perimeter where air becomes stagnant and condensation forms – without fresh, moving air, it is the perfect environment for mold growth.
View from interior of attic – WickRight Perimeter and Hip VRS
installed – fresh air from Perimeter VRS travels up spaces between rafters forcing stagnant, moist air to circulate and move up rafter spaces as well and through the air portals in the Hip VRS and up to the ridge vent – without fresh, moving air, the attic is the perfect environment for mold growth.