Even if your attic is used more for storage than living, it’s still extremely important to make sure that it’s properly ventilated. Dormer vents, when combined with other forms of ventilation, will not only prolong the life of your HVAC system, but also keep your energy costs in check. Here’s what you need to know about dormer vents.
Dormer vents are a very cost-effective form of attic ventilation, ringing in as low as $25. However, high-end copper dormer vents can cost as much as $450 for homeowners that are willing to invest in their quality. Get a price quote from a licensed HVAC installer for more specific cost info.
You may need periodic maintenance on your dormer vent, but in generally, they are fairly low-maintenance solutions to increased attic ventilation and lower energy costs.
You need venting as close to the ridge or peek of your roofline as possible. Dormers are usually much lower than that, and should therefore be combined with ridge or other vents.
No, they come in several different shapes and sizes. They offer choices like, square-back and pointed-back, and can be constructed in a variety of materials from wood to copper.
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