Types of Ventilators and Vents

Centrifugal FanVentilation and conditioning is important to keep the temperature in a particular area regulated. There are different types of vents and ventilators used for improving and increasing the flow of air in your house. Have a look at some major ventilators which are available in the marketplace.

Ridge vents: Ridge vents vary in size from 9 to 12 inches and are installed in attic. Ridge vents prevent ice dams.

Soffit Vent: Soffit vent works through an air intake over the eve or the soffit. Soffit vents help in balancing the flow of air in the attic through ridge vent. They are mostly made up of PVC or aluminum.

Gable Vent: The gable vent is installed either after the siding or before it. They do not require much maintenance. They have built in screen and louvered joints to prevent the entry of birds and bugs inside. They are available in various shapes including pentagon, octagon, square and round, rectangle and half round.

Power Ventilators: They consist of power turbine vents that are mounted on a metal cylinder sheet. They are installed along with the roof face or roof line. When the air passes through the window, it rotates the turbine and draws the air out of attic.

Foundation vent: These are used for ventilation of the crawl spaces and basements. The basement rooms require more ventilation, since the rooms in the basement have another house or room constructed over them, creating a place for the air inflow is really important. The foundation vents are made up of different materials such as plastic, aluminum and steel and are installed using block, brick or frame construction.

Roof louver: These are mostly used in kitchen, bathroom and ventilation of the attic. They are made up by the plastic or aluminum. The wall louver contains louvered vanes and can be recessed, mounted or flushed.

The above are the various types of ventilators and can be selected based on our requirements.

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