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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Leaks Due To Snow Or Rain Driven Into The Attic Through Louvres Or Vents

Article Number

5.3

Condition

LEAKS DUE TO SNOW OR RAIN DRIVEN INTO THE ATTIC THROUGH LOUVRES OR VENTS

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Attic vents shall be installed in accordance with the Building Code, and prevent the entry of rain, snow and insects.

Warranty

One-Year - Ontario Building Code Violations. Two-Year - Building Envelope Water Penetration. · Water penetration resulting from improper maintenance or an act of God is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Defective material or improper vent installation resulting in water penetration shall be repaired.

Remarks

During high wind pressures, precipitation may be driven into roof vents. This condition is warranted only where there is a demonstrated defect in work or material supplied by the builder.

  

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