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Anyone here have any comments regarding Solar Roof Vents? I am looking to
install a Solar Powered Roof Vent made by GAF. Also, as a comparison, I am
looking at the Wind Powered Turbine Vent by GAF. Anyone have a Solar
Powered roof vent? I wonder how long the motors last ... I presume they do
not run constantly. Any comments would be most welcome.

Thanks in advance!
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Yeah! It's seems to be a winner!

You only need the power vents when the sun is heating your roof.

The wind powered vents always seems a bit silly as the wind is already
cooling the roof. The reason you want extra ventilation is that the roof
gets too hot and heats up the attic.


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Yeah! * It's seems to be a winner!

You only need the power vents when the sun is heating your roof.

The wind powered vents always seems a bit silly as the wind is already
cooling the roof. * The reason you want extra ventilation is that the roof
gets too hot and heats up the attic.

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I'd go with a good ridge vent and soffit vent solution before any type
of fan. I also have to disagree that the breeze that would drive a
turbin type fan is going to be sufficient to have any meaningful
effect on the attic space under the roof. With direct sunlight on
the roof and just a modest breeze attics still generate an enormous
amount of heat.
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Anyone here have any comments regarding Solar Roof Vents? I am looking to
install a Solar Powered Roof Vent made by GAF. Also, as a comparison, I am
looking at the Wind Powered Turbine Vent by GAF. Anyone have a Solar
Powered roof vent? I wonder how long the motors last ... I presume they do
not run constantly. Any comments would be most welcome.


The amount of air movement you will get from a tiny solar cell is minimal.
Better to invest in proper passive vents, half high and half low to get
convection going.


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Anyone here have any comments regarding Solar Roof Vents? I am looking to
install a Solar Powered Roof Vent made by GAF. Also, as a comparison, I am
looking at the Wind Powered Turbine Vent by GAF. Anyone have a Solar
Powered roof vent? I wonder how long the motors last ... I presume they do
not run constantly. Any comments would be most welcome.


The amount of air movement you will get from a tiny solar cell is minimal.
Better to invest in proper passive vents, half high and half low to get
convection going.


Have you actually seen one of those units??


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Anyone here have any comments regarding Solar Roof Vents? I am looking
to install a Solar Powered Roof Vent made by GAF. Also, as a
comparison, I am looking at the Wind Powered Turbine Vent by GAF.
Anyone have a Solar Powered roof vent? I wonder how long the motors
last ... I presume they do not run constantly. Any comments would be
most welcome.

Thanks in advance!
Lou


I glanced at one. If I recall, they do not include the expensive solar
cells. If that's the case it's gonna take a long time to recoup the cost.
Have to be a hardcore granola head to go for it.
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Anyone here have any comments regarding Solar Roof Vents? I am looking to
install a Solar Powered Roof Vent made by GAF. Also, as a comparison, I am
looking at the Wind Powered Turbine Vent by GAF. Anyone have a Solar
Powered roof vent? I wonder how long the motors last ... I presume they do
not run constantly. Any comments would be most welcome.


Boats have been using solar-powered vents for many years. My father's
sailboat has one on the cabin top, it's been working for years despite
sal****er exposure. It doesn't run all the time -- it runs slowly when
the sky is hazy, gets quite a breeze going when the sun is bright.

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"Lou Leciejewski" wrote in message
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Anyone here have any comments regarding Solar Roof Vents? I am looking to
install a Solar Powered Roof Vent made by GAF. Also, as a comparison, I am
looking at the Wind Powered Turbine Vent by GAF. Anyone have a Solar
Powered roof vent? I wonder how long the motors last ... I presume they do
not run constantly. Any comments would be most welcome.

12 inch solar powered fan works like a charm on roof of my 1600 sq ft
home, and I deducted some of the cost on 1040.
When there is early morning moisture on my FL shingles, the area
surrounding the vent is always dry - which tells me that it is
working. So far, (only 1 1/2 years old) no problem.
hth

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