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Old 06-12-2011, 07:43 AM
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there are a lot better ways to cool attic than installing solar fans and cheaper. You can buy an attic roof fan from Home depot for around 100 dollars and have a handy man or roofer install it
also vents in garage door would be very helpfull to have a good air flow thru the garage and into the attic thru a vent in the garage ceiling
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:28 PM
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as has been mentioned before, the ceiling vents may have insurance implications, because they affect the integrity of the fire rated ceiling in the garage. Just sayin
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We are moving down this week. Could you provide the contractor who installed the screen. This is going to be on the to do list.
"The Solar Guys" out on 441/27. They advertise in the paper , phone books, etc Good Luck with your move
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Here is a GREAT article advising against using either solar or powered attic ventilators (not to be confused with a whole house attic fan).

Fans in the Attic: Do They Help or Do They Hurt? | GreenBuildingAdvisor.com
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:52 AM
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Here is another interesting article.....
Don't Let Your Attic Suck | The ASHI Reporter | Inspection News & Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

This is a controversial subject, with folks feeling strongly on both sides. I just suggest doing your homework. I have nothing to gain either way of course, but it is a question I get asked about on a regular basis.

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What is the average cost to have these installed? Do they only work on the attic space? Or in the area over the garage help the attice and the garage?
I was heard a salesman quote a customer , 799 per unit... This was a couple of weeks ago. Was 849 but was on sale for the 799 price.
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Here is a GREAT article advising against using either solar or powered attic ventilators (not to be confused with a whole house attic fan).

Fans in the Attic: Do They Help or Do They Hurt? | GreenBuildingAdvisor.com
This is really a great article . Tells you everything you need to know about attic fans.
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