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Amerimax Home Products 41 in. x 22 in. Accuvent Vinyl Attic Airway and Soffit Vent in Black
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Amerimax Home Products

41 in. x 22 in. Accuvent Vinyl Attic Airway and Soffit Vent in Black

  • Accuvent is an attic insulation baffle
  • Easy installation with just 6 staples
  • Green product - made from 100% recycled pvc
$4.00 /each

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Amerimax Home Products AccuVent is designed for all attic ventilation applications. Installing with just 6 staples and perforated to adapt for varied roof truss spacing, it provides efficient airflow in your attic. AccuVent meets many state building code requirements and is also friendly to the environment as it's made from 100% recycled PVC.

  • Designed for all attic application
  • 22.5 in. Wide by 41 in. tall - perforated to adapt for varied roof truss spacing
  • Prevents insulation drifting
  • Meets many state building codes including new codes in MA, NH and RI specifying wind wash barrier
  • Installs with just 6 staples
  • Green product - made from 100% recycled pvc

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41 in. x 22 in. Accuvent Vinyl Attic Airway and Soffit Vent in Black
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My older home does not have Soffit Vents. Does this product replace the need for installing soffit vents?

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June 24, 2016
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This item only provides clear channel/pathway for air to flow from soffit vent to roof vents, so that attic insulation will not block that pathway. You would need soffit vents for this Accuvent to function.
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March 8, 2016
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No...these work with soffit vents.
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January 29, 2016
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Actually, a fully insulated home does NOT necessarily need soffit vents. Latest building code is moving away from ventilated attics. It's up to you.
To avoid things like ice dams, the first thing is to fully FULLY insulate the home, including ceiling and top of walls... and protect the insulation.
Now, if you need to have soffit vents, then the AccuVent is perfect for retrofit. It allows the needed Read More
Actually, a fully insulated home does NOT necessarily need soffit vents. Latest building code is moving away from ventilated attics. It's up to you.
To avoid things like ice dams, the first thing is to fully FULLY insulate the home, including ceiling and top of walls... and protect the insulation.
Now, if you need to have soffit vents, then the AccuVent is perfect for retrofit. It allows the needed ventilation AND protects the insulation on the wall top plate as well as the ceiling insulation. Read Less
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January 6, 2016
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For proper airflow, an attic requires soffit vents at the eaves. If the soffits are blocked with insulation, airflow is blocked. Accuvents help to ensure proper attic ventilation by keeping the soffits clear of insulation. We would recommend using this product in addition to installing soffit vents.
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I plan on insululating my garages roof. Do I need more than just one piece at the bottom or the entire span of the roof?

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You would need just one that would fasten to the top plate and then wrap up the inside of the roof sheeting. Depending on roof pitch as to how high up above ceiling joist it would cover, but will prevent insulation from blocking soffit vent and channel air toward ridge vent. You should have one above each of your soffit vents, and possibly one between each rafter on either side of soffit vent to prevent Read More
You would need just one that would fasten to the top plate and then wrap up the inside of the roof sheeting. Depending on roof pitch as to how high up above ceiling joist it would cover, but will prevent insulation from blocking soffit vent and channel air toward ridge vent. You should have one above each of your soffit vents, and possibly one between each rafter on either side of soffit vent to prevent it from being blocked by blown in insulation. Read Less
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If you have a ridge vent, or plan on installing one in the near future, it is better to have it installed the entire span to allow for maximum ventilation. However, if you do not, then you are better off (cost vs. ROI) just installing it over the soffit vents to allow the air to flow over the insulation.
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If you plan to actually place insulation in the rafters, this product is probably NOT what you want.
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December 29, 2015
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Thanks for your question. The AccuVent soffit insulation baffler should be placed between the rafters all along the eave of the house or garage to allow for proper airflow.
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What size staples do i use? I don't want them to go through the wood. Thanks!
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I used 3/8" staples, I only used one in each of the six designated attachment points, suggest doing a couple at each location, I had a few come undone.
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January 26, 2016
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Thanks for your question Deech. The staple size would depend on the thickness of the wood that you are attaching the vent to. I would check with your local Home Depot representative to see what sizes they have available.
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The 22.5" product is NOT compatible with 16" rafters. Can you get the 14.5" product?

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While it's true that these are adjustable for off-width rafters, the 22.5" product is NOT designed to be reduced to 14.5" for 16" rafters. AccuVent (Brentwood/Amerimax) has a separate product.

Can you obtain the 14.5" product?
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Mine were scored on each side at several intervals to allow narrowing the vent to fit different widths. Also edges are flexible enough to allow custom fit.
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Turns out THIS 22.5" product IS compatible... although 14.5 is the minimum size it can be "torn down" to using the perforated side strips.
So if you need to further adjust below that, you'll have to get out the shears. Otherwise, this one product kinda does it all.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 108 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Photo & Heat Sensitive Product Worthless for a Warm to Hot Climate This product is both photo and heat sensitive rendering it worthless for installation in southeastern Arizona and any other warm to hot climate. After installation between rafters in the attic area of a house in Tucson, AZ - with about one-hour of exposure to direct sunlight - the product warped out of its original shape into a grotesque unusable melting form reminiscent of the Witch in the Wizard of Oz. The installation was during May of 2016 when air temperatures were relatively mild. Don’t waste your time or money on installing this worthless product in a warm climate. For illustration, a picture taken after exposure to minimal direct sunlight is included with this review. July 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very nice and easy install I was surprised how easy and quickly these were to install. Only took about an hour. Working as advertised. June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by easy to install Seven staples and they were in. Installed about thirty of these and I'm not worried about airflow to my ridge vent now. A simple idea that works, I highly recommend these. Only takes a minute to install one. June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Smart product Nice design and easy to install, not sure if that would be the case as a retro fit. My installation was right after rough in of garage/shop prior to ceiling and insulation. Sturdy material and did not snag on roofing nails. I like the designation of where to staple which made for consistent placement with staple gun. The tear away tabs allowed easy fit on the gable ends with smaller spacing between rafters. The design looks like it will permit plenty of air flow, time will tell as I finish the interior. May 24, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Accuvent attic vent Accuvent attic vent is thin, probably subject to deformation with heat. Reinforce staple areas to prevent pull through later on. 41" is too short for my lower pitch roof and desired depth of insulation. Home Depot doesn't appear to carry the longer model. Adjustable panels to fit a variety of top plate configurations. Used the styrofoam ADO vents on one section. Both are similar in quality, mounting, dependability. May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Soffit vents Very happy with this product Licensed builder for 30 years Won't build another home without using this product May 24, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good enough.... This product is MUCH better than the pink Styrofoam ones you can purchase, and the price is right. I was working in a very tight 4/12 pitch attic. This was the best product I could find for the price. NOTE: If you do not have a top plate from the wall below to staple the bottom of the baffle, you will need to be carefully place the baffle so that the air will flow as intended. This can be tough to do, especially in a tight space. April 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 22" AccuVent Vinyl Attic Soffit Block This is a really great invention! Inexpensive. Fast and easy to install. Creates a pocket that allows attic insulation to cover the top wall plate, while keeping the airway open to the soffit vents. I've looked at several different types of vents like this - most were made of a very thin styrofoam material that would easily tear, even if handled gently. The AccuVent is a plastic type of material and pretty thin. Feels a bit flimsy until after it is stapled in place. Once installed, it's plenty strong enough to do the job it was intended for. I recommend the AccuVent. March 15, 2016
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