DCI Products prides itself in innovative, quality products and as part of our committment to excellence was to make sure that our SmartVent attic ventilation was tested by a variety of independent agencies. One of the most important evaluations and approvals for our SmartVent was done by the International Code Council (ICC).
SmartVent has been field tested, New England Ice Damming & Dade County Hurricane tested since 1999. SmartVent is the only patented over eave intake roof ventilation to achieve this benchmark. DCI Products wanted to take another step beyond the bar and apply for ICC evaluation knowing that architects and engineers reference the ICC for keeping their projects in accordance with globally accepted policies and standards. After evaluation by the council, DCI Products SmartVent was included in the ICC’s reports.
If you have questions about SmartVent and its various applications we invite you visit the main SmartVent application pages found on this site.
SmartVent attic ventilation can be used almost anywhere on the roof deck as long the roof pitch is 4/12 or greater. To learn more about roof styles and roof pitches you can follow this link (click here).
If you require further information regarding the (ICC) International Code Council please follow this link: http://iccsafe.org
What is SmartVent?
SmartVent is a tapered, under shingle plastic product designed for installation
along the soffit edge of the roof or the facing edge of dormer rakes and goes virtually unnoticed. It allows air to
flow freely through the 1″ roof decking slit providing more than adequate soffit ventilation to maximize ridge
vent effectiveness. This is extremely important since most ridge vent products require an equal amount of ventilation at the soffit in
order to work properly. SmartVent, when used at both soffits, has a total NFA rating of 18 sq. in. per foot (or 9 sq. in. per foot on each side of a standard gable roof).
SmartVent is a patented roof and attic ventilation product that provides the best passive
attic ventilation available. Using a unique design and installation method, SmartVent eliminates the problems and inefficiencies found in roof construction using ridge and soffit venting, namely inadequate vent openings in the soffit.