Our History

The founders of VADA (Vent Assisted Design Assembly) began in the commercial roofing industry at ages 21, 22 and 25, respectively. And, they never left the industry. At this writing, VADA founders have 93 combined years of commercial roofing experience.

The majority of those years were spent installing large commercial roofs throughout the U.S. The roofs span from Seattle to Miami, Long Island to Los Angeles. One corporate account built 250,000 square foot warehouses across the U.S. VADA founders roofed them.

During those years of commercial roofing, one thing became very apparent: Wind is a roof’s biggest foe. The challenge of countering Bernoulli’s Principle became paramount.

They seized the opportunity to install the first active vented roof ever installed commercially. From there, they attended wind seminars, read, studied and learned the science of wind uplift.

At the time, there were two vented roof options. They installed both. They observed.

One thing became clear: The two existing vented roof systems performed perfectly IF everything was perfect. “IF the air seal was perfect.” “IF the roof was never punctured.”

“IF.” But, in the real roofing world, “IFs” seldom happen. What if a roofer was having a bad day and failed to get the air seal perfect? What if the roof was cut? What if????

As they continued to observe the vented roof systems, problems would occur. They began to understand that the “margin of error” for the vented roof accepted norm was quite small. Everything had to be perfect. A little wind infiltration would wreak havoc.

And, they began to challenge the practice of venting the wind vortex of a building. Scientific research proves that roof vents work best in nice, clean, in-line air. But, the wind in the vortex is turbulent, rolling, inconsistent air. Why place a vent there? The long accepted norm was wrong.

Therefore, VADA founders coined the phrase: “Don’t Vent The Vortex.”

The VADA Vented Roof design doesn’t vent the vortex. The result is a vented roof that is absolutely “bulletproof.” Some vented roofs rely on a 3” perimeter or a 40” perimeter. Our perimeter is the entire ASCE7 design perimeter. VADA’s design removes the “what ifs” from vented roof design.

That is why we confidently, honestly say that not one VADA Vented Roof has ever been damaged by a wind event. Ever. The science is real. The design is unique. And, the results are perfect.

We are quite proud of our history. But, we also look forward to our future.

-VADA Vented Roof Founders

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