What You Need to Know About Baffling

1. What is a baffle?

Answer: A 4′ piece of polystyrene or cardboard shaped similar to the letter ‘W’ and 16″ wide to fit between the rafter boards.

2. When is a baffled used?

Answer: When the airflow from the edge of the roof is blocked.  Without proper air-flow moisture and heat build up in the attic and may cause dangerous mold and mildew issues.

3. Where are baffles placed?

Answer: At the lower edge of the attic space separating the insulation from the soffitts to keep insulation from blocking airflow.

Vent baffles are also called vent chutes or rafter vents.

Proper air flow and ventilation extends the life of a roof and helps alleviate mold and mildew.  Proper attic ventilation reduces heat buildup in the summer. By holding back the insulation, baffles allow air to freely flow in the attic space and travel upward and out through exhaust vents.

Proper ventilation and air flow is one of five steps required when a permit has been issued.  There are five steps to installing a roof required by all manufacturer’s of roofing products if you want your roof warrantied.




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About Gethin

Chess Roofing & Siding was started by David Chess in 1974. David and Sharon Chess are the business owners and live in the community of Ferndale. Chess is exceptional in residential roofing and siding experience and expertise. Keeping up on new and innovative products to offer for all types of jobs small and large. Gethin loves to help with the tough choice of color and design options that are available to enhance the appearance and curb appeal of your home. The company is active in the Ferndale and South Lyon Communities and help to support or sponsor many community events and programs. Gethin Jones, son of Sharon Chess, is business partner of Chess Roofing and Siding. He brings 20 years of experience with expertise in business management and sales. The crews with Chess have been with the company for many years. They are trust worthy and exceptionally thorough when working with our homeowners. Our crews are what make us the Company to depend on to get the best workmanship possible while working on your home.
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