Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 88
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MaCWo 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.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Becky Accuvent Baffle for attic intake vent
The accuvent baffle fit over the frieze block attic intake vent, because it has a flexible tail that is designed to curve over it. The baffles sold in the store have to be used with another piece of something to cover the frieze block attic intake vent.
July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CJA Soffit Vent Install
Easy to install with staple gun. Trimmed to fit with scissors.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dionysis 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.
February 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nick Better alternative
Good product, much better than styrofoam ducts which the mice do a job on. Could come with clearer installation instructions.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeQ 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.
July 7, 2008
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by usdsbuilder 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.
June 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bandman1967 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!
June 8, 2011