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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.
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

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 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” to 40” perimeter. VADA’s perimeter design is one of the most robust in the commercial roof industry. VADA’s design removes the “what ifs” from the vented roof design.

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, 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 

Brian Brookheart, VADA Patent Holder

Brian Brookheart VADA Roofing Design

Brian Brookheart, Co-founder of VADA, and US patent holder. 

VADA's history and why VADA works. 

42 Years of Integrity

Our Team

Brian Brookheart



Brian Brookheart is the inventor of the patented VADA Vented Roof system. He has designed and installed successful projects for decades, many for repeat clients. Fortune 500 companies have used the VADA system across the U.S. and in Canada.  Brian is an author and speaker. 

VADA Roofing

Sherry Brookheart

Co-owner and Office Manager

Sherry works alongside Brian in day to day operations and marketing design.

She is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, and is a children’s book author. 


Sherry Brookheart
Sherry Brookheart
Jess Blain VADA Roofs

Jess Blain

Since 1987, Jess has been responsible for perfect leak-free installations from coast to coast.  His meticulous attention to detail and standard of excellence have been evident by decades of successful projects and happy clients.

Chuck Strantz

Graphic designer

An incredible man and a person who will remain in our hearts and minds forever.  Meet our dear friend Chuck.  May this video pay tribute to the incredible legacy he left behind. 

Recorded Memorial Day 2021

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