Installing your solar powered attic fan is fast and easy! Once your consultation is finished and installation begins, each fan normally takes an hour or less to install. The planning and careful measurement takes the longest time. The goal is to measure twice and cut once! The first step to installing your solar powered attic fan is locating the best site on your roof. That site is going to vary based upon your home’s design and neighborhood restrictions. Oftentimes two good locations are better than one great location because of the sheer volume of hot air that needs to come out of your attic.
The use of sealant under your flashing is very helpful on most roofs. Typically, the best method for your large high-gauge flashing is to use two concentric beads of sealant. Once in place on your roof’s weather barrier, that sealant compresses and spreads evenly providing the best possible protection.
When you install your solar powered attic fan, one major consideration is maximizing solar collection. The more time your solar powered attic fan’s solar panels face the sun, the more hours of peak performance you will receive. That means that you will run faster, for longer, drawing more hot air out of your attic. Perfect south facing roof slopes can run at peak performance all day. But on most homes, using a pitched flashing results in higher performance throughout the day. Much of the time, your Houston Daylighting estimate and installation will recommend pitched flashings because they are more parallel to the sun’s track across the sky.
Your solar powered attic fan works for you every day that the sun shines. The more the sun shines and heats up your home’s attic with damaging heat levels, the faster and harder your solar powered attic fan is going to work to draw that overheated air out! Once installed, your solar powered attic fan runs its reliable and extremely efficient electrical motor constantly and effortlessly removing excess solar heat from your home. An added benefit is that any potentially damaging humidity is also drawn out of your home before it can turn into saturating moisture.