Proper attic ventilation requires striking a balance between intake and exhaust ventilation systems. Intake ventilation helps extend shingle life, reduce cooling costs, and prevent moisture build-up while exhaust ventilation helps eliminate moisture accumulation in the attic.
Static roof vents use buoyancy to pull cooler air into an attic while forcing hotter air out, making them suitable for gable, dormer or parapet wall roofs and feature screens to protect birds and insects.
AVS Low Profile Vent Visors
With this stylish and practical upgrade, you’ll be able to open your window while driving without wind ruffling your hair or clothes, helping circulate air inside, cooling off even during rain showers outside. These low profile window visors blend right in seamlessly with the style and interior decor of your Explorer.
These visors are made from UV-resistant acrylic that’s tinted and scratch-resistant for long-term wear and tear, offering UV protection as well as scratch and rustproof properties for added custom style on any vehicle. AVS also backs them with a limited lifetime warranty that makes installation simple.
Vent visors create a gap between the window and windshield visor, which lets fresh air in while blocking rain, snow, debris, and dust out of your vehicle. This small gap also deflects wind so you can crack your window while driving at high speeds without fearing blaring winds disturbing music or conversation. Sun glare can also be reduced as trapped air escapes; perfect for summer driving when cracking windows to lower interior temperatures before parking under direct sunrays! Vent visors make great parking-lot companions!
AVS provides an assortment of vent visors to choose from so you can find the ideal choice for your Explorer. Their low-profile visors have the smallest profile available and are designed specifically to complement vehicles with black roofs. Plus, these rustproof visors boast dark smoke finishes to complete its appearance!
Vent visors, like any automotive accessory, can develop issues that interfere with their function and appearance. Some issues are the result of user error during installation or removal; other issues arise from dirt accumulation in window channels or flanges; excessive whistling or rattling may indicate improper installation or damage; be on the lookout for excessive whistling/rattling sounds coming from your visors as this could be a telltale sign they need replacing if possible. Check for signs of wear such as cracks or scratches regularly so they can be replaced if necessary.
These vent visors are installed using durable 3M acrylic foam tape to withstand temperature swings and surface irregularities without cracking under pressure. Auto manufacturers also rely on this reliable tape to attach trim parts at their factories – meaning no drilling or unsightly fasteners that might corrode over time are required for attachment; plus it’s carwash safe so you can easily maintain their appearance.
Low Profile Attic Vents
Proper attic ventilation can help maximize energy savings while improving the health of your home, and is key in order to prevent heat and moisture build-up, reduce ice dam formation, and extend roof lifespan. Although you can achieve this through changing heating/cooling settings, installing low profile attic vents to facilitate air flow is also highly effective at helping your system work more efficiently.
There are various attic ventilation options available for your roof, from passive vents to powered fans. Each works differently and may be suitable in certain scenarios. When selecting an appropriate ventilation method for you, keep these factors in mind:
Energy Efficiency Goals: If energy savings is important to you, opt for a low profile vent that optimizes airflow and limits heat loss. Aesthetic Preferences: Select an elegant design that complements your roof’s architectural style while increasing curb appeal of your home. Professional Consultation: Consultations from licensed roofing contractors will assess your attic ventilation needs before providing recommendations of low profile vents to achieve your desired outcomes.
Passive attic vents are a cost-effective and popular ventilation choice, and use natural convection of warm, moist air rising. Placed at the highest point of your roof’s ridge or peak, passive attic vents blend seamlessly with any finished roof design thanks to their low profile design. They’re an excellent solution for low sloped or flat roofs needing additional ventilation that are easy to install.
The most widely-used passive roof vent is the ridge vent. Carved into your ridge of roof and covered by an attractive shingle that blends in, this vent provides both functional and aesthetic value when installed correctly.
Your roofing professional will begin the installation of a ridge vent by cutting a hole into the soffit and installing its base. They will then spread plastic roof cement on the underside of the vent, place its flange underneath the top-side shingles, and nail it into place – covering its nail heads with roofing cement for optimal appearance.
Attic venting solutions include gable end vents. Easy to install and designed to direct air out of the attic quickly and efficiently, these vents should only be used in cold climates when other options such as soffit vents are unavailable; their use may contribute to the formation of ice dams; therefore they should never be installed with gutter systems.
Gable end vents are used in combination with soffit vents or as an alternative to ridge vents to allow airflow through and protect your attic from rain, snow and insects. A vent pipe mounted beneath the eaves connects with an outlet soffit vent for air exit while vertical louvers allow airflow out while simultaneously keeping rainwater, snow or insects out.
Low Profile Dormer Vents
O’Hagin’s low profile dormer vents offer homeowners with tile or slate roofs an efficient ventilation solution without being an eyesore; plus they help prevent ice damming! In an industry dominated by asphalt-shingle roofs with intake vents at the soffits and exhaust vents at the ridge, O’Hagin offers low profile dormer vents designed specifically to meet their needs. These vents blend in seamlessly to provide efficient airflow without becoming an eyesore – in fact they help prevent ice damming!
Vents work by moving hot air out of attics into roof overhangs where cooler air can replace it, helping prevent warped shingles from warping and maintaining a comfortable attic temperature that benefits the rest of the house. A humidistat may also be installed to control these vents during colder months to extract any extra moisture that may build up in an attic space.
These vents are installed into the eaves or parapet walls of a dormer roof and can be configured as intake vents or exhaust vents. Available in various colors and sizes to match any roof style, these copper, aluminum or G90 galvanized steel vents come equipped with mesh screens that keep insects and pests out. Fire- and ember-resistant versions are also available.
Roofers must cut a hole into the attic soffit and ridge line to create space for vents. A roofer will then install one continuous or separate pieces of roofing shingle over it; or some manufacturers now offer new styles with one piece made out of aluminum or vinyl that matches your shingle color perfectly!
Martin Kolt, President of AVP, produces informational videos to address frequently asked questions about roof vents and assist technicians with installation procedures. These can be found on AVP’s website, Facebook and YouTube channels for viewing by technicians in the field. When not designing better vents he’s often out supporting technicians with his knowledge and expertise.