How to install roof vents
This articles looks on how to install roof vents. Roof vents are now playing a critical factor given the recent climate change world-wide. As you may be aware, these vents play a major factor in keeping your house cooler and more comfortable. So what is the process of how to install rood vents to keep your house at an optimal temperature and at the same time achieve energy savings? The steps involved in the installation of these vent fans are basic in nature, just make sure that you have the complete set of tools to undertake the project. Here’s what you’ll need in the process of how to install roof vents: a pry bar to remove is remove shingles, claw hammer, reciprocating saw, utility knife, caulk gun and a drill or driver. Lastly, you will need roofing nails and decking screws.
The installation of a roof vent fan follows the following: first, get into the attic and mark the spot where the fan will be installed, typically between two rafters. This is going to take a bit longer so you have to be patient. Second, drive a nail through the spot where the fan will be placed. This is to give you a precise guide on where to locate that spot once you are over the roof. Third, divide the vent fan’s diameter in two. With a piece of string half longer than that number, tie one end to the nail and the other to a piece of chalk. Draw a circle over the roof to get the size hole and you will need to clear free of shingle to cut your hole.
Next, carefully cut around your chalk outline using a utility knife.Then remove the shingles and nails from that area you just cut. Use your string and chalk to mark the hole onto the wood of the roof once it is fully exposed. By using a reciprocating saw cut the hole in your roof. Pull out the shingles in the area around the hole to give way for the flashing on the roof vent fan. Use enough roofing sealant to prevent leakage around the hole where the new vent fan is. Secure the fan with decking screws now. Use sealant again, ensuring that the area around the flashing of the fan is sealed properly. The last steps involves replacing the shingles around the fan. Fasten the shingles as tightly as possible and put in more sealant around the diameter of the new fan. This is done to prevent the wood around the roof vent fan to rot.
Here you have it, steps by steps in how to install roof vents. You are now done installing your roof vents. As explained above, the benefits of installing roof vents are critical in keeping a house at the proper temperature throughout the year. Replacing your rood vents does not have to be an expensive project and you’re sure to gain by making sure that these vents work properly. After all, you’ll be saving more in the end by having new roof vents.