Roofing - Venting (Max Ventilator) and Shingles (CRC) Reviews/Feedback?
We called up a few contractors, and we are generally settled on one as he seems to know what hes talking about.
Im a first time home owner, and this is my first time hiring a roofing contractor and had a few questions about the materials hes suggesting on using
He had quoted to do a "Maximum roof Ventilator" would be +$300 on top of the quote.
I see at Home depot its sold for about $130, so I guess his pricing is fair enough albeit I feel on the higher end.
He did mention though that given the size of my roof (he said its roughly 1200 square feet) and the current number of vents I have (about 3 in the front section, but the roof over all has 7) he would actually remove/seal off two vents and install just the one single max roof vent. So in total I would have 4 roof vents left + 1 max vent.
So I had a few questions I hope someone can provide some experience/insight
-Is the pricing "fair" as quoted?
-Does it make sense to remove 2 vents and install the one max vent? Or should I be keeping all the vents, and just replacing the one with the max vent? I would think "more" venting is better?
-Lastly, I was wondering if anyone really noticed a "difference" by installing one of these max vents?
I have been in my attic a few times in winter and summer, I thankfully havent noticed any leaks or mold. I havent noticed any weird condensation or anything, the wood still looks good from the inside. Im just curious if anyone noticed a difference in terms of "home comfort".
Another question I have is the roofer is recommending we use [CRC Baltimore Architectural shingles] (https://www.canroof.com/products/reside ... ltmore-ar/)?
Personally I have never heard of this brand of shingles, and it doesnt seem to be sold at any big box stores. I know Home Depot sells GAF, Lowes sells Iko and Rona has BP - So just curious has anyone dealt or have experience with this brand of shingles?
The roofer said that these shingles are Canadian made, and he prefers products made in Canada for Canada weather
Any insight or feedback much appreciated