The standard roof vent design, one that we have in our Duraflo SquareTop 6050s, has been around in both metal and plastic for over 40 years—and not much has changed in that time
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For years, plumbers dreaded the thought of breaking test plates after pressure testing. It was a nuisance, regardless of using a mechanical plug, plastic test plate, or test ball.
The standard sink trap has been a plumbing staple for over a century, and the lack of improvements on the original design are both a benchmark, and a challenge, to engineers everywhere.
There’s no arguing that working with grease is a dirty job, but as the saying goes, someone’s got to do it. And whether the general public is aware of it or not, we’re all a lot better off thanks to those that get some grease on their gloves. This is precisely why the Endura inlet baffle was designed to be as convenient as possible for all of its end users. Because if a job is going to be dirty AND thankless, we’ll be damned if it’s unnecessarily complicated, too.
The standard roof vent design, one that we have in our Duraflo SquareTop 6050s, has been around in both metal and plastic for over 40 years – and not much has changed in that time..
The idea is simple: airflow streams out of the attic through the bottom of the vent, getting rid of stale, old air from your home. Sometimes, however, these simple vents would also allow snow to fall straight into the attic.
Scenario A: You have a traditional turbine vent on a metal base.
Scenario B: You have a WeatherPro ProTurbo vent on a plastic Easy Level Base.
After years of research, customer interviewers, and expert tinkering, Endura interceptors enjoyed an encouraging market debut. But as the reviews started rolling in, we learned many users were having problems with the covers. Bolts were being cross threaded, rusted, or just straight up lost. Back to the drawing board we went.
The next time you’re sitting beside the wing on an airplane, take a look out your window as you take off. You’ll notice condensation or rain being pulled up and over the surface by the air above it, almost like a vacuum.
Canplas hasn’t always been in the roof ventilation market, but before we were, most vents in the market were made of metal.
The Barrie Baycats pummeled the competition, but the Duraflo vents had the perfect game! Watch the 2016 Intercounty Baseball League Champions take their best shot at the Duraflo roof vent and put this easy-to-install product to the test. Duraflo products are more than plastic versions of metal competitors. For both homeowners and roofers alike, Duraflo … Continue reading “Duraflo Metal vs Plastic”