I installed this gable vent on a small outbuilding. Its size and traditional look suited the building well. Please note the 12 x 12" dimensions listed refers to the ventilation area itself; the frame dimensions are closer to 16 x 14. The item is assembled with staples/ brads but it appears square and the joints are tight. I wanted a heavier bug screen than the light mesh that came on the item so I carefully disassembled it and replaced the screen with hardware cloth. The louvers are loose in their slots and held in by the wooden frame surrounding the bug mesh. I took this opportunity to completely disassemble the item and thoroughly prime the inside and outside of the vent. This vent will need to be well painted or stained as it is made of very soft pine. I'm a bit concerned that it won't hold up to the wet weather in my area.
The product is fine but the specs are wrong. The cut out size is NOT 12" x 12" as described. It is 14" x 14" so I am having to have the opening reframed.
Home Depot: Please correct this so others don't have the same problem.
Really nicely made. Make sure you read the description, it's a 14x14 rough hole it fits in, not ...
June 27, 2017
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
Really nicely made. Make sure you read the description, it's a 14x14 rough hole it fits in, not 12x12 which is the vented area not the hole if fits in. Most of the descriptions of these have the rough cut hole in the description.