Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 64
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RetiredElectrician well made attic fan
I'd shopped around the home improvement stores and looked on youtube and educated myself on what to look for in quality attic fans. Beware of the attic fans that use plastic mesh to keep out birds and insects around the tops These types fans will clang with the blades spin,as the plastic shrinks and if not metal mesh.. This attic is well made and has metal exhaust mesh around the top.
April 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Relaydude Keeping it cool
I have installed two of these master Flow PR3 roof mount fans in my two attics. I prefer this high end one for the longer 10 year warranty and larger volume of air movement. The construction is simple but made from durable gauge galvanized sheet steel. The motor is rated to draw 2.45 amps (this equates to 1/3 hp) and moves air very efficiently. Proper mounting is essential. Using a paint paddle, liberally coat the "entire" back of the mounting flange with roofing tar, about 1/3 gallon and nail securely as recommended in the instructions. (instructions show caulk gun seal) This eliminates vibration and provides quiet operation and extends the life of the motor bearings. Also make sure there is an adequate amount soffit vents for air intake to meet or exceed the fans exhaust air volume of 1600 cfm to minimize strain on the motor. Easy calculations can found on the web. This is usually the biggest oversite with exhaust fan installation.
May 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gunny just what the attic and house needed, should have done this years ago
installed fairly easily, roofing knowledge very helpful. Made a big difference in the house temp. Will be getting the smaller one for the garage. It's no louder than a room box fan
April 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by amanda This Fan works the best
I Installed this Fan in a 24X36 addition with a lean to style roof. Installation took about 2 hours and it was up and running. I didnt have the ceiling installed yet and with out the fan the addition would get really hot to the point you couldnt work. After installation It dramatically reduced the temp in the whole addition. Now with the ceilings up the addition is cooler than the main house. Fan is quiet and really pulls the air through the overhang out through the roof. Havent had any problems but looks like maintenace would be easy to perform if something would go wrong 7 or 8 screws and whole assembly will come out and mounting flange stays in roof. I have no regrets installing this product in my roof.
July 17, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SDWRN31 Very fair price. Like the fact that it has both a temperature and humidity control that I can set as desired.
Just had this professionally installed on out roof in late Feb. The installer said it was pretty easy to put it in. As we are in coastal NC, the attic space where our large furnace pieces are located gets extremely hot in the late summer. I had put up one of those stick-up pull lights (no electricity needed) and it got so hot up there the unit actually warped. Since we are by the ocean, we obviously have high humidity levels at times. We have had a LOT of rain in the past month and the attic space is comfortable and not at all humid...good sign. No use for the temperature fan yet, but am satisfied the product will work as advertised.
March 29, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo attic exhaust fan
I had the fan professionally installed last winter. It just got warmer and it started. It vibrates so bad that my back doors are vibrating. I will contact the manufacturer to see if they have any suggestions.
May 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greg Great product
My attic was cooking my upstairs even with the ac on. I installed this unit along with 6 soffit vents, make sure you do this because to exhaust hot air you need intake air. Soffits are the best place as you want cool air entering the lowest point and hot exhaust air exiting the highest point. As an hvac installer, i'd say the best place to start saving money is good attic insulation and venting system then go for the high seer equipment it will save you tons!
June 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tomm This product is great
Just installed this unit on my roof. What a difference it made. I will add a second when it gets cooler out. The instruction say arrow up. It's on the flashing but had to look for it. Holes go toward the ridge. There was no template. Took a piece of cardboard put a hole in it with a nail then took a sharpie at 8.5" from the nail and drew a circle 17" on the box cut it out use the nail in the hole and drive it into the roof. I couldn't reach from inside. If centered in the bay, drill hole at edge and cut. Around the cardboard. Simple! I'm 61 and if I can do it you can!
July 9, 2013