Anyone here have any comments regarding Solar Roof Vents? I am looking to
install a Solar Powered Roof Vent made by GAF. Also, as a comparison, I am
looking at the Wind Powered Turbine Vent by GAF. Anyone have a Solar
Powered roof vent? I wonder how long the motors last ... I presume they do
not run constantly. Any comments would be most welcome.
Thanks in advance!
Yeah! It's seems to be a winner!
You only need the power vents when the sun is heating your roof.
The wind powered vents always seems a bit silly as the wind is already
cooling the roof. The reason you want extra ventilation is that the roof
gets too hot and heats up the attic.
I'd go with a good ridge vent and soffit vent solution before any type
of fan. I also have to disagree that the breeze that would drive a
turbin type fan is going to be sufficient to have any meaningful
effect on the attic space under the roof. With direct sunlight on
the roof and just a modest breeze attics still generate an enormous
amount of heat.
12 inch solar powered fan works like a charm on roof of my 1600 sq ft
home, and I deducted some of the cost on 1040.
When there is early morning moisture on my FL shingles, the area
surrounding the vent is always dry - which tells me that it is
working. So far, (only 1 1/2 years old) no problem.
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