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Need Advice Solar Powered Attic Ventilator

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by Villager, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. cywap

    cywap New Member

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    that is a cheaper price than i was told (closer to 500), so who do you recommend to do the work?
     
  2. Roofer911

    Roofer911 New Member

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    We perform all power fan installations. I will prepare a free detailed computerized estimate in minutes on-site. If you decide to accept our service, we will have completed immediately! I may be reached at: 703-475-2446
     
  3. icici

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    How do I find out if our house has a ridge vent? I dont think we have a attic fan because I've I havent seen any switch for it (not sure if such a switch exists), I dont see/hear any fan inside our attic (our attic is only about a quarter of our whole roof area..not sure if that is standard).
     
  4. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny New Member

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    Remember - you do not need an attic fan to have proper attic ventilation. I've seen many, many homes without an attic fan and none of those listed possibilities occured. Gable vents, ridge vents, soffit vents - all help with attic venting. There is even a new technique that entirely seals the attic with foam. One brand is icynene. Google it up, interesting reading.
     
  5. Roofer911

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    Personally, I feel the attic fan is by far the best exhaust ventilation system on the market today, but cannot be used on cathedral ceilings. Have you've been inside all these many homes without attic fans, if not, how can you say they don't have problems?
     
  6. ridgeback00

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    I live in Belmont Greene and wanted/should have gotten a power fan when I bought the house new, but the builder talked me out of it because it had a ridge vent. I can tell you it seems like the ridge vent did virtually NOTHING. Several people on my street have had power fans installed (last year) and said they notice an immediate difference in how cool their top floor stayed in the summer, not to mention their second zone AC wasnt running constantly.

    I just had Roofer911 install a power fan 2 days ago, the electrical work was done myself. Yesterday was only 80 degrees or so and sunny but it was still 100 degrees in my attic. When I was up near the top part of my attic to wire the fan in, you can see the ridge vent, and there is just no way enough air circulates through to keep it cool, otherwise it wouldnt be 150 degrees in my attic during the summer scorchers. Anyway, once the fan had power, I went down and flipped the breaker back on, went back in the attic to put the outlet cover back on, and I could already feel cool air circulating around me. I have no doubt this is going to keep my upstairs AC from running constantly in June-August this year.

    I would definitely recommend having a power fan installed, ridge vent or not. I actually found this site while looking for someone to fix a leak at my house, this is how I found Roofer911. Steve came out the same day, found the source of my leak within 10 minutes (the builder had previously came out about a dozen times to try and fix it), and then I asked if he could do the power fan. He had someone out here the next day to install it, great service. Anyone with novice electrical skills can wire the fan to an existing outlet themselves and save some money.
     

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