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There are several types of roof and attic ventilators in the market, and although they all serve the same end, they do so differently. Find out how they differ in this article.
Exhaust vents create an overall more comfortable environment in the house. In summer, they allow the hot air to escape your attic, while in winter, they reduce moisture that is building up in the attic.
Combined with external baffles, an internal weather filter, and an undereave vent, a ridge vent the most efficient ventilation system there is.
They exhaust heat or humidity from any attic, quickly.
Economical and favored by most professional roofing contractors.
Any properly designed ridge ventilation system needs to have intake ventilation. It is important to note that the air intake vent area should be equal to or exceeds the net free area installed at the ridge, in order to maximize the ridge vent performance.
This type of vents is installed in your soffit or eave areas.
Undereave vent units specifically ventilate at the eaves.
For houses with little to no soffit, this type of vent is great, as it combines a drip edge with intake vents.
Edge vents are installed on the roof, shingle-over, for houses with little to no soffit.
Solar attic fans are green, eco-friendly alternatives to traditional power attic ventilators.
These fans are places on roofs in order to ventilate the attic in a green, eco-friendly way.
Placed on the gable, this solar panel collects and delivers power using direct sunlight.
Foundation vents help on getting rid of moisture and dampness that could potentially lead to rot and attract termites.
Used for foundations that are problematic and/ or hard to vent.
Whole house fans usually aid AC units or work instead of them during mild summers. They are usually placed in a central hallway in order to pull fresh outdoor air through open windows.
Great for smooth and quiet ventilation.
Very easy to install, and include a pull chain for easy operation.
Areas that are usually warm and moist, such as bathrooms and laundry rooms, need to be ventilated properly.
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