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Old 05-10-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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Want to install vent turbine on roof. Could use some advice.


I have at least 4 regular vents on the roof and everybody tells me I must install turbines since I live in tx. Basically I want to know if I can just remove the vents and screw down the turbine and just seal around it? I don't even know what I would use to seal it off lol.

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Old 05-10-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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Why not just install a ridge vent that way the whole roof gets vented not just a circle, looks a whole lot better, never going to rust or make noise.

And no, the way your suggesting installing them is missing some steps.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:50 AM   #3
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The people that built the house have about 20 soffit vents around the house and 4 vents on top. I'll look up what a ridge vent is. I just thought the turbine vents that move when wind is blowing would pull more hot air out of attic.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:18 AM   #4
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Id love to do that but since it involves cutting up a portion of the roof I know I would screw that up. If someone doesn't want an insane amount of money to install one then I might just pay someone.
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What is the question again?

You want to change out the vents in lieu of whirly birds?
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:32 AM   #6
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I really want to know how hard it would be to do it. I would like to remove the vents and put something that will pull more hot air out of the attic. I counted 20 soffit vents and only 3 vents on roof(none are whirly birds). I feel like the cooling would be more efficient if I could replace the low flow vents on roof.
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Not difficult.

Installation instructions on most are pretty succinct and can be followed rather easily.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:55 AM   #8
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Will be nice if it is easy for me. I figured if I can do my own oil, etc on truck i might be able to do a roof vent lol.
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I have the details on my site. No need for screws and caulk. Just do it correctly.
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The "cooling would be more efficient " if you were to air-seal the attic first, and insulate it at least minimum code per location before adding ventilation.

1. What is the square footage of the house?

2. Is garage attached?

3. Are HVAC units or ducting in the attic?

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There are many ways to ventilate your attic space but if done incorrectly or in excess will defeat the purpose all together. I would like to remove the vents and put something that will pull more hot air out of the attic.
How is ventilation, if balanced, done in excess?

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