Over the last 25 - 30 years, roof designs have evolved from the typical A-frame style to those with long, sweeping hips and “cut-up” roof planes. These roof designs often make effective ridge venting impractical. GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, now offers a solution to this issue with its new Cobra® Hip Vent.
This innovative new product offers 9 square inches of NFA for effective exhaust venting on homes with little or no ridge, and includes a unique Dual Weather Fighter™ Filter to help prevent weather infiltration through and under the vent. With a 5/8" low-profile, shingle-over design, it is virtually invisible when installed at the hip, making it a more aesthetically pleasing option for homeowners. Unlike competitive designs, contractors will appreciate that it’s the only hip vent product available that is fully nail-gunnable, which allows for fast installation.
Many homes in North America do not have proper attic ventilation, as most homeowners are unaware that poor attic ventilation can ruin insulation, destroy shingles, and raise energy bills. The new Cobra® Hip Vent was designed not only to provide an effective attic ventilation solution for today’s modern roof designs, but also to ensure critical protection against weather infiltration. In addition, the product is contractor-friendly; it requires no messy caulk and comes with 1 ¾" coil nails included.
The Cobra® Hip Vent offers up a to a Lifetime limited warranty when installed on Lifetime Shingle roofs, and is a qualifying component in the GAF Lifetime Roofing System and GAF's System Plus and Golden Pledge® limited warranties.*
* See GAF Shingle & Accessory Ltd. Warranty, System Plus Limited Warranty, and Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.
For more information about GAF products, visit gaf.com.
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Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.
With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.
GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit gaf.com.