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Model #EMBER1A

16.5 in. x 1.5 in. Rectangular Almond Built-in Screen Galvanized Steel Soffit Vent

  • Closeable during threat of wildfire to prevent ember infiltration
  • Easily opens and closes with extension poles or broom handles
  • Paintable; for use on new construction or retrofit applications
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Price:
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Product Overview

More homes and businesses in the U.S. are protected by a GAF roof than by any other product. We are the leading roofing manufacturer in North America.

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Always have a balanced ventilation system. The amount of exhaust ventilation should always be equal the amount of intake ventilation.

How much Ventilation do I need?

Include 1 sq. ft. of attic ventilation, evenly split between intake and exhaust, for every 300 sq. ft. of attic floor space.

Choosing the right attic ventilation for your home is very important. GAF offers a great selection of Master Flow and Cobra products.

What type of Ventilation do I need?

Review the ventilation options below to determine the best fit for your home application.

Available in both roof mount and gable mount, power attic vents exhaust the greatest volume of hot and/or humid air from the attic.

High efficiency Electric, Solar or Hybrid

Quickly removes large volumes of heat and moisture from your attic.

Cooler external air enters through vents lower on the eaves or soffits that “pushes” the hot/moist attic air out of the vents higher on the roof.

No electricity required

Allows excess heat and moisture to escape your attic without the need for electric hook-up.

Wind Turbines utilize the wind to pull heat and moisture from your attic and acts as a static exhaust vent when wind is still.

Wind-powered, smooth, and quiet operation

Utilizes the wind to pull heat and moisture from attic; acts as a static exhaust vent when wind is still.

Located at the lowest part of the roof, intake vents are a critical part of the attic ventilation system, allowing fresh air to flow into the attic

The most overlooked and critical part of attic ventilation

Allows cooler, fresh air to enter the attic at/near the soffits driving heat and moisture out higher exhaust vents.

Your home offers warning signs when your attic isn’t properly ventilated. You may recognize some of these signs in your own home.

5 Warning Signs

Here are some poor attic ventilation warning signs that you may recognize:

A possible cause of higher cooling costs could be insufficient attic ventilation, requiring the cooling system to run excessively.

1. Increased energy costs

Excess attic heat can cause your cooling system to work harder, raising your energy costs.

If you see that your shingles are dry or breaking, that could mean you have inadequate attic ventilation or you may need a new roof

2. Curling/cracking shingles

Inadequate ventilation can cause your roof shingles to curl and crack.

Moisture in the attic can become trapped and condense on rafters and insulation if not insulated properly. This can potentially increase energy costs

3. Roof decking moisture

Excess attic moisture can drip into attic insulation reducing effectiveness, even damaging ceilings below.

Stains or mold growth inside your home may be caused by inadequate attic ventilation. Excessive moisture in the attic allows mold and mildew to thrive

4. Attic mold/mildew

Excessive moisture can cause dangerous mold and mildew causing additional concerns.

Ice damming can cause water to enter the attic and house if you don’t have an adequate shingle underlayment or if the flashing has deteriorated.

5. Winter ice dams

Ice dams can cause expensive leaks and damage in attics, as well as living spaces.

During wildfires, embers can be carried long distances by the wind. Once airborne, they can travel up a home’s exterior walls and be sucked into the attic through unprotected soffit vents, causing extreme fire risk and potential property loss. When closed, the vents help prevent wildfire embers from being drawn into the attic.
  • Heavy-duty construction with integral screen, 4 screws are included for simple installation
  • Easily slides open and closed
  • 56 sq. in. of net free area
  • Closeable vent has a paintable finish



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Mounting PositionSoffitsSoffitsSoffitsSoffits
Net-Free Area (Sq. In.)5.175624.47
Intake/ExhaustIntake/ExhaustIntakeIntake/ExhaustIntake
FeaturesUV ResistantBuilt-in ScreenCorrosion Resistant,Paintable,Screen Included,UV Resistant,Weather ResistantWeather Resistant
Cut-Out Width (in.)415.514 in2
ShapeRoundRectangularRectangularRound
MaterialResinGalvanized SteelGalvanized SteelAluminum
Power TypeNon-PoweredNon-PoweredNon-PoweredNon-Powered
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Specifications

Dimensions

Cut-Out Width (in.)
15.5
Net-Free Area (Sq. In.)
56
Product Depth (in.)
1.5
Product Height (in.)
9
Product Width (in.)
16.5

Details

Color/Finish
Almond
Color/Finish Family
Beige/Bisque
Features
Built-in Screen
Intake/Exhaust
Intake
Material
Galvanized Steel
Mounting Position
Soffits
Paintable/Stainable
Yes
Power Type
Non-Powered
Product Weight (lb.)
2
Returnable
180-Day
Screen Included
Yes
Shape
Rectangular
Trim type
Soffit trim
UV Resistant
No

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
4-year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

8Questions10Answers

I have trouble with frozen pipes near soffit-will these keep out wind?

Asked by weakendwarrior January 6, 2018
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Answers

Yes, Stopping the cold air will reduce the chance of freezing. I would recommend insulating the pipes as well if possible.

What size mesh is the screen?

Asked by Katherine December 2, 2018
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Answer

The screen is "stainless steel 18 Mesh". If you have any other inquiries about our Master Flow products please call Technical Services at 800-211-9612.

are these vents rated or accepted by Cal Fire / State Fire Marshall to comply with CH7A code?

Asked by Charlie August 5, 2016
1
Answer

According to CalFire they do indeed meet Chapter 7A code. I spoke at length with one of the folks at CalFire because I had the same question, ended up buying these for my place in Big Bear. Hope that helps.

Is the screen in it metal or plastic material ?

Asked by Jack March 7, 2018
1
Answer

The screen is a light gauge metal. If you have any other inquiries about our Master Flow products please call Technical Services at 800-211-9612.

Typically this type of vent would be installed parallel to the house but can it be perpendicular....

Asked by COWBOY1296 February 15, 2017
1
Answer

Depending on the width of the soffit, it may impede the opening of the vent. If you have any other inquiries about our Master Flow products please call Technical Services at 800-211-9612.

will this keep out smoke

Asked by lincolnnut May 16, 2016
1
Answer

This product is designed to keep airborne fire embers from being drawn into an attic. It does not make an air tight seal, so small amounts of smoke could be drawn into the attic. Please call Technical Services at 800-211-9612 for any additional information.

How do I Order soffit vents to come to Australia via an American shipping address withAustralian load & go credit card,

Asked by Karen April 3, 2018
1
Answer

We can place the order for you . You will need to email in the quantity along with your credit card information . Once the order is placed you will receive an email from Pay Pal to confirm your order.

will this vent also keep out pests?

Asked by Ted November 9, 2018
1
Answer

There is a screen that will help keep flying insects out. If you have any other inquiries about our Master Flow products please call Technical Services at 800-211-9612.

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Great product for homes near wildfire areas
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Purchased these for my home in the Black Forest, easy to install, easy to open and close. Nice to know there's one more step we can take to protect our home in case there's another wildfire.
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Perfect! Put in my shipping container door with a turbine/whirlybird...
Perfect! Put in my shipping container door with a turbine/whirlybird at opposite end and air flows thru keeping it nice
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Better in Theory than in Practice
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I really liked the idea of this closeable vent, but I'm a bit disappointed after receiving it. * It closes by sliding an inner piece of metal over the outer piece. Since neither piece is entirely flat, there are substantial gaps when closed. It will certainly reduce airflow, but don't expect anything close to a seal. * The screen is loosely held in place by rivets, but these are the same rivets holding the inter piece of metal in place. So opening/closing the vent wears on the screen. I think it will eventually come apart, so I am installing a separate screen on the opening before installing this vent. * 4 screws are provided, but there are only 2 holes. Rivets were installed in 2 corners, so they'll need to be drilled out. Probably a bad batch - I bought 4 and they were all this way. Poor quality control.
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Was built well. The screen could be secured around the...
Was built well. The screen could be secured around the edges, but they should keep out the insects just fine.
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Very sturdy, easy to install. Price is a little high though.
Very sturdy, easy to install. Price is a little high though.
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Just what i needed and it will work well....
Just what i needed and it will work well.
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Very easy to install. ,works great. Purchased to block out...
Very easy to install. ,works great. Purchased to block out smoke and food smells from wood burning grill at restaurant next door.
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