A: This model requires at least 600 square inches of net free intake ventilation. As long as you have enough soffit vents to cover that requirement, you will not need any additional static vents.
A: There’s a good chance you’ll hear some noise since it moves a lot of air. I’d recommend a solar powered attic fan. It’s hard to tell they are on they are so quiet
A: We have 3 in our attic and NEVER hear them unless we go into the attic.
A: If it were directly over a bedroom, I think you would hear it. It's a steady, low hum. It certainly wouldn't be enough to disrupt your sleep but if you listened hard enough, you'd hear it
A: Yes, this can be installed on a metal roof.
A: Yes, they can be installed on metal roofs, however a curb will need to be built to raise the base flange up off the roof. We do not sell curbs so a roofing company will need to be contacted to have one fabricated and installed. The need for the curb arises from the fact that there are no overlapping shingle to slide the base flange of the vent unit underneath to prevent water from leaking underneath the vent unit.
A: Hello! The 1400 CFM Brown Galvanized Steel Power Attic Roof Ventilator should not be converted to a solar unit. The solar units that we manufacture require a different motor. Linked are our roof mounted units that utilize solar power. If you have any further questions, please call customer support at (800) 433-1626. https://bvc.com/roof-mount-ventilator-with-separate-panel.html https://bvc.com/solar-panel-mounted-on-dome.html Thank you!
A: I recommend against the solar version of the attic fan. The idea is to only run it in high temps. In Colorado we have many cold clear days which cause the fan to run pulling warm air from the attic. I recommend a mains powered fan that has a thermostatic control and only runs on hot days regardless of sunshine.
|Brand||Maxx Air||Maxx Air||Remington Solar|
|Name||1400 CFM Brown Galvanized Steel Power Attic Roof Ventilator||1600 CFM-Heavy Duty Weathered Grey Galvanized Steel Electric Power Attic Roof Ventilator||660 CFM Black Solar Powered Roof Mount Exhaust Fan|
|Power Type||Electric Powered||Electric Powered||Solar Powered|
|Features||Adjustable Thermostat,Built-in Screen,Built-in Thermostat,Thermostat Controlled,Wildlife Guard||Adjustable Thermostat,Built-in Screen,Built-in Thermostat,Thermostat Controlled,Wildlife Guard||Adjustable Solar Panels,UV Resistant,Wildlife Guard|
|Rough Opening Width (In.)||14.5 in||14.5 in||12 in|
|Mounting Position||Roof Mount||Roof Mount||Roof Mount|
|Rough Opening Height (In.)||14.5 in||14.5 in||12 in|
|Material||Galvanized Steel||Galvanized Steel||Galvanized Steel|
|Wattage (watts)||Not Measured||Not Measured||10|
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