Model # ACCUVENT

Internet #202962730

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
$231 /each
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Product Overview

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

Product Overview

  • Accuvent is an attic insulation baffle
  • Easy installation with just 6 staples
  • Green product - made from 100% recycled pvc
Model #: ACCUVENT
Internet #: 202962730

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

Specifications

Dimensions

Cut-Out Left to Right Length (in.)
22.5 in
Net-Free Area (Sq. In.)
16
Product Depth (in.)
1.5
Product Height (in.)
41
Product Width (in.)
22.5

Details

Color Family
Black
Material
PVC
Paintable/Stainable
No
Product Weight (lb.)
0.64lb
Returnable
90-Day
Screen Included
No
Shape
Rectangle
UV Resistant
Yes
Vent Type
Static

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
None

Specifications

Dimensions

Cut-Out Left to Right Length (in.)
22.5 in
Net-Free Area (Sq. In.)
16
Product Depth (in.)
1.5
Product Height (in.)
41
Product Width (in.)
22.5

Details

Color Family
Black
Material
PVC
Paintable/Stainable
No
Product Weight (lb.)
0.64lb
Returnable
90-Day
Screen Included
No
Shape
Rectangle
UV Resistant
Yes
Vent Type
Static

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
None

Questions & Answers

I have roof nails sticking through the decking wood in the attic about 1/2" will I be able to use...

I have roof nails sticking through the decking wood in the attic about 1/2" will I be able to use this product over the protruding nails?
Asked by: BadLuckLazyGuy
I had this situation as well and I just pushed the nail through the plastic if I needed to to make the product lay flat. It was no big deal and the product works well.
Answered by: RLB
Date published: 2018-01-06

Do I need to install these all the way from the soffit to the roof ridge? And in every rafter or just a few?

Asked by: Jim
Use common sense, your attics arflow design & It's design. Each attic application is custom. In my attic I could barely get 1 every other rafter. Thats better than not having any and trapoing heat.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-06-24

I want to retrofit and my attic is very hard to get to the vent from the inside due to very low p...

I want to retrofit and my attic is very hard to get to the vent from the inside due to very low pitch. Can I install this through the vent from the outside - and then replace the vent?
Asked by: Magicmarker
I did ours from the inside with a 4-in-12 pitch. Can't imagine how it could be done from the outside unless the entire soffit were to be removed -- then still very difficult.
Answered by: DIYatyourownperil
Date published: 2018-01-18

I plan to run these in ever cavity from the soffit vent all the way up to the ridge vent and then...

I plan to run these in ever cavity from the soffit vent all the way up to the ridge vent and then spray foam on top of it just to allow the shingles to breath instead of doing a full hot roof. Does anyone know if these baffles will hold up to closed cell spray foam?
Asked by: joed
4stokesgang, I'm not sure if I agree with the foam falling down. Once it is sprayed to the baffles, a lot of the foam is going to be bonding to each and every truss which will keep ANY of it from moving, including the baffles or the foam. I basically wanted to get other opinions from everyone. My alternative is to build my own baffles like maybe add 2x3 nailers to each side of every truss and then attach foam board to the nailers OR just run foam boards and fasten it right to every truss but then I am cutting around all the webs and everything which is time consuming and foam board is not cheap. I feel like this may be one of the best and most efficient ways to insulate your roof deck while trying to keep the shingles cool and I feel like you may start seeing this process used more often in the future. My only concern with this process is if for some reason you get a roof leak later on, it may be harder to identify the location of the leak because rainwater would hit the baffles and run right down to the soffits.
Answered by: joed
Date published: 2018-08-11
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Customer Reviews

41 in. x 22 in. Accuvent Vinyl Attic Airway and Soffit Vent in Black is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 141.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product - does exactly what it's supposed to do. I purchased these because I was adding to the insulation in my attic. My house is 27 years only and I only had about 4 inches of blown in insulation up there. The only thing holding it in were cheap cardboard pieces stapled between the trusses so I needed something that would be easy to install and allow adequate venting once I added the additional insulation. The Accuvents were easy (relatively speaking since were talking about crawling around in an attic!) to install and the perforations on each side really allow for an easy custom fit if some of your trusses are off. Six staples in each and they're not going anywhere! This product is way more substantial than the flimsy foam baffles they sell in the store but very easy to work with and cut if necessary. Curious as to why they don't carry them in the store? Bottom line if you're adding insulation and looking for something to keep your insulation from covering your soffit vents then this is a great product to use.
Date published: 2011-12-20
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 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 Here's a bunch of tips and a killer secret for you, after installing these 20 years after the hou... Here's a bunch of tips and a killer secret for you, after installing these 20 years after the house was built. 1. They sell these in two widths and two lengths, 16" centers and 24" centers, 41" long and 50" long. This particular product is the 24" center version, 41" long. Do your insulation calculations FIRST before buying so you don't have to buy the cathedral extenders to keep your insulation from overflowing when you blow it. For 24" OC installations, the 50" product name is AV-241 and the 41" product is AV-240. 2. Use good quality scissors, NOT a knife, to cut out for roof joists and wires and such. It's faster and neater. 3. See the lip that hangs over the side of the header sill? That's only useful for new construction. If your house is already built, cut that off with scissors before you take them up to the attic. You'll want to seal that seam with caulk anyway to prevent air leaks, and so for retrofits there's no place to put that lip. 4. Don't use expanding foam on the header sill joints - use caulk (and press it in flush with your finger). The foam will make it hard to install these. 5. Don't just put these in without airsealing your attic, if it hasn't already been done. Expanding foam guns are very inexpensive and a can of foam will go a LONG way. It'll make a huge difference in your winter air leakage. 6. For the guy who left his in the sun and they melted - don't do that! I left a pack of these in my attic for a year before I installed them and there was no degradation at all. 7. When you install it, the part that lays on the header sill MUST be completely flat with no air gaps. If there's any way for outside air to get in between the baffle and the sill, that will be a cold spot in the winter! So MAKE SURE it's laying completely flat against the header sill. And even a little overlap into the soffit space is fine. 8. SUPER SECRET AWESOME TIP: Spray paint the tops silver before you install. It will reflect a ton of heat! HD sells Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2X Aluminum - spray the tops of your baffles with a light coat of this stuff. I can paint 11 baffles with one can.
Date published: 2018-04-03
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 Best Baffle...period! I purchased a 1973 "time-capsule" but the original owner failed to vent the 2 attics when he had the roofs rebuilt. I research baffles for over a month before I found the Accuvent brand and I was NOT disappointed! I have to install 80 baffles and I can tell you that after installing the first 60, I am VERY satisfied with the product! The material is SOLID...unlike the "egg carton" material the other companies push. Some of the baffles only needed 6 staples, but most received several more because of the tight confined space I was dealing with...I highly recommend you get some plywood to lay on and a small headlamp...hammer stapler is a must! Also, I found it easier to rake back your insulation first then lay down the plywood (I used 3 smaller pieces)...trust me...it will go FASTER. Since I was dealing with an existing roof, I used the 90 degree bend on the plastic lip as a guide to lay it flat on the header. My only concern is the extreme heat in the summer...hopefully it won't melt or warp. I can't wait to blow in the insulation!!! Giddy Up!
Date published: 2014-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best On The Market These are hands down the best baffles available on the market today. This doesn't mean they couldn't be improved, but compared to the alternatives, this is the best product out there. Cardboard gets brittle over time. The foam products either don't cover the soffit or are made of an inferior paper-thin foam that easily cracks. The Accuvent is made of a relatively substantial PVC material (again, compared to the flimsy foam alternative), though it is brittle and I found it cracked under my staples often. The material could be a little bit thicker in order to handle the staples better. It is easy to cut and very flexible material. I'd recommend no fewer than 8 staples per baffle, though the directions state only 6 are necessary. I put 4-6 into the top plate/rim joist along with 4 into the roof sheathing. This was easy to install in a retrofit application. If your eaves allow access, you can easily staple the bottom of the Accuvent to the top plate and/or rim joist to anchor the baffle in place. Then, staple in the marked locations on the sheathing. Be careful for shingle nails! Hardhat, dust mask, and gloves are a must.
Date published: 2010-12-21
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