We will give you here a list of exhaust fans (for the roof) and intake types and a few details about each of them.
A ridge vent is a type of vent installed at the peak of a sloped roof which allows warm, humid air to escape a building’s attic. Ridge vents are most common on shingled residential buildings.
A roof vent is small, made from metal and square. Most of the models have a fan which is connected to a thermostat.
- A type of the roof vent is the turbine vent. It has contoured air-vanes that extract hot air from the attic and move with the help of any small breeze. It doesn’t look very good, so you would want to place it on the back of your house.
- The gable vent is another type of a roof vent. It is placed at the end of the roof. It looks like triangle or square indentation and can be found on older houses. They are easy to install, but are the quite inefficient.
Intake ventilation is an essential component of a properly designed ridge vent system. To maximize ridge vent performance, air intake vent area should be equal to or exceed the net free area installed at the ridge. Air Vent offers a variety of intake vents to fill this need.They are a bigger category that includes soffit, eave, rafter and foundation vents and all work by bringing cool air through cornices or soffits.
A soffit vent is simply a vent installed into the underside of your home’s eaves (called the soffit) that permits fresh outside air to be drawn up into the attic. Almost all homes are fitted with some kind of roof vents at the peak of the roofline, be it individual roof vents, hip roof ventilation, and many homes have gable vents as well.
Eave vents are vents with holes, which are mounted under your eaves to let the air enter your roof space, whilst preventing birds, insects, from entering. Eave vents are available in many different varieties, materials shapes, and sizes.
Exhaust and intake vents properly work if they are coordinated with a rafter vent. Its role is to prevent the attic insulation to block the air circulation from the soffit and eave vents to the exhaust ones.
Foundation vents which are placed in basements or crawl spaces because the foundation of the house needs ventilation too.