I need to replace a time-worn (and tennis ball through it) attic
louver at one peak of my roof. The problem is that when I removed the
remnants of the old one I was pretty sure it was 18x24 and picked up a
cheap $10 plastic replacement.
I got up there with the replacement and it wasn't even close. The raw
opening is 17x22. What's worse is that opening is pretty much the
limit. I'd have to do major reconstruction work to make it bigger (or
smaller). There's aluminum siding on the house there that I'm not
ready to replace and the wall joists on that wall are 18" apart.
I don't see anything out there made for that size. What are my
options? Right now there's a gaping hole there with screen on the
inside to keep things out but once it gets warm here it'll be a real
Right off the top of my head I would suggest getting a louver smaller
than your opening, making a frame out of wood to fit the opening in
your house and install the smaller louver to that frame.
Paint the frame to match and install the whole thing in the opening of
There are places that will make custom wood louvers but they can be
If you don't see anything your size, it's provbably because you
limited yourself to Home Depot and Lowes. They typically don't stick
very many sizes. Try looking at a regular non chain store, locl
hardware store and have them order one for you that's the right size.
Or try looking on the internet. You might have to have one custom
made. I would not alter the house for this!!!
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