I'm looking at eave vent options for aesthetics and air flow. In order to get flow and keep some symmetry with existing vent holes in the wood eaves, I am looking at doubling the number of inlets and increasing the size of each inlet to 10"x16". The total net free area for intake=1240in2 and currently only have a total of eight 8x16 vent intakes.
I can not find a seller of 10"x16" intakes, so I think I could find grating to mount to homemade frame or find a stiff mesh that could be attached to a 10x16 frame. Anyone know of somewhere that sells 10x16 vents or have experience trying to make their own vent?
I am looking for tips on where to find grating, or what mesh size is best to keep out squirrels but keep flow, or how to make a metal frame to mount to the eave. A wood frame would stick-out a bit from the eave, but would be easier to make. I don't know how difficult it would be to make a more streamline metal frame. Thanks for any help.
Thanks for the thought. Going with the continuous system would also look better than installing 16 10"x16" home-made vents. I will need to replace the plywood around the 8 existing 8x16 holes and then cut a narrow strip along the length of the soffit to receive the continuous vent. The entire soffit/fascia needs repainting, anyway. Are any brands much easier to install than others? Are any brands less likely to be accidentally dented or fade than others?