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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
$2.57 /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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41 in. x 22 in. Accuvent Vinyl Attic Airway and Soffit Vent in Black is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 108.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accuvent Soffit Baffles Easy to cut and install with the staple gun. Tip: if you cut them out wider and bend them at the correct perforations (creating fins), you get a custom fit and can staple into the excess / fins directly into the joists as opposed to stapling into the underside of the roof. You get a more rigid fit and if you replace the sheathing with you next roof you will not disturb the baffles.
Date published: 2008-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best baffle that I have used. The job was to retrofit an attic to bring the ventilation up to current code. The original cardboard baffles had been incorrectly installed and many had suffered from water damage prior to the original roof being replaced. These baffles went in easily and the raised spacers should assure that air flow from the lower vents will be maintained even if the owner decides to add more insulation later. There are perforated lines to allow the baffles to be easily be torn for reduced width truss spacings and to clear most structual members. The only cutting that I had to do was to clear some blocking and some wiring through the top plates. The baffles cut easily with a scissor. These baffles are sized to work with a 6-inch stud wall. Using them on a 4-inch stud wall required modifying the recommended stapling pattern. Not a big deal but plan ahead. Retrofitting these into a roof with a pitch of less than 6-in-12 will require that you be really small or have arms like an orangutan. These would best be used for original construction but we don't always have that luxury.
Date published: 2012-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vent - Does what it is supposed to You can't beat this vent at the price. Same material as the higher priced vents online and In store, plus they came shipped right to my door. I bought 10% more than I needed just in case I ruined any material. I ended up bring the unused portion back to the store. Very convenient!! I used more than 6 staples for installation. In the below freezing temps the plastic gets cold and cracks when you staple the material. I used 8 - 12 staples per vent. Get ready to crawl around in the attic. It helps if you can open up you soffits from the outside as well. They can be installed multiple ways as you see fit. I included a picture from the outside looking up into the soffit. During installation, I positioned all of the baffles in the attic, then I came outside and attached them to the header, lastly I finished installing them to the roof deck with 1/2" staples. Also, pro tip, make sure you insulate almost to the top of the baffles or cut them back to the height of your insulation otherwise you may develop a hot air mass that "hangs" in your attic below the level of the baffles.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, what a wonderful product No retrograde of an older house is easy. Without these wonderfully designed and durable devices I would have been in real trouble. My old house had no openings to the outside behind the soffits so I had to chisel out openings. I had to crawl in, at impossible angles to staple these and the perforations to adjust the size by easily tearing made the install a whole lot easier. I read on review saying that his baffles melted. That is bunk. They are made of pvc material and with sense anyone can install them. The instructions were easy but I went to youtube and saw them installed so I was all set. I never want to go through that process but without these wonderful high tech baffles it would not have been possible. You will have to think through your install (in my old house it was easier to get them in from the outside). Also I finished things off with easily installed vinyl, vented soffit. One of my most successful experiences, Thank you a lot!
Date published: 2011-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Very Well This product worked very well with the Retro-install on my house. I was able to reach the top plate to pull the existing insulation back (with a 3-1/4" x 20" Rake tool I made), slide the Vent down the rafter into place with the folded back part onto the top plate. Stapled the vent to the deck per instructions with a air stapler ( a hand stapler would not work in these tight locations). I could use a fiber-glass batt (24" x 20") to place on the top plate to keep the bottom of the vent from being pushed back/out (that would open the blown-in insulation to the soffet). The length of the Vent and the pitch (4:12"?) have allowed about 20" of height to the top of the vent for blown-in insulation. The tear-off perforations were easy, worked well in tight places for those odd truss sets. Worth the $100+ bucks to keep the soffet vents from being covered, and wasting the blown-in insulation in the soffets. Wish I knew about these earlier to keep the insulation from being blown out during the remodel. New-Install ?. . . a piece of cake.
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes a tough job easy Purchased to prepare a non insulated attic for blown-in insulation. These baffles were remarkable and made the job much easier than anticipated, especially for a 62 year old guy with a bad back. Whenever I do a construction type job I always allow for 10% waste - not needed with these. Despite having to crawl around in some pretty tight spaces and drag the baffles along with me, none got damaged and I didn't need the extras. The baffles are extremely light weight and much more durable than the styrofoam type baffles sold in the local Home Depot store. I can't figure out why Home Depot doesn't sell these in the store. Shipping from HD, via UPS, was extremely quick and free for an order over $45. The perforations in the baffles also make for easy customizing to place the baffles around various obstructions; all you need is a box cutter or a pair of scissors. Due to the tight quarters I was working in, I used an electric staple gun with 3/8" staples. That worked great. The baffles allow great air flow and made blowing in the insulation a snap. Great product, highly recommend.
Date published: 2015-11-03
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