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What makes VADA vented roof systems unique?

(Vent Assisted Design Assembly)

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.

Many 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. 

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 the vented roof design. 

That is why we confidently and honestly say that not one VADA Vented Roof has ever been damaged by a wind event. 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 


Brian Brookheart, VADA Patent Holder



1. Is this system warrantied? By whom?
Answer: The VADA system is backed by 20-Year NDL warranties from multi-billion dollar roofing manufacturers.

2. How does this vented system work? 
Answer: Roofs blow off because of pressure differentials in the roof membrane.
VADA neutralizes pressure differentials. Therefore the membrane lays flat in high wind, and doesn’t move. VADA has never experienced a blow-off.
 Click the box below to learn more about the science behind the VADA Vented Roof System. 

3. What type of roof deck can you put VADA over? 
Answer:  Wood, concrete, metal, gypsum, lightweight insulated concrete, Tectum and more.

4.  How does snow and ice affect the vents? 
Answer:  VADA roofs have performed perfectly in cold climates such as in Canada, Chicago, Cleveland, and other regions where large amounts of snow and ice accumulate.

5. Who installs VADA? 
Answer:  VADA is installed by approved contractors for major roofing membrane manufacturers. 
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