Manufactured Home Parts: Choosing the Best Static Vent
Static vents are designed to allow air to circulate in the attic of your manufactured home and can be purchased at a mobile home supply
store. They operate by using the natural flow of wind and air pressure. They do not need an external power source to work.
Without adequate air circulation, as the seasons change from hot to cold and cold to hot, moisture builds up in the attic. That moisture can result in premature wood rot, mildew and an infiltration of moisture loving insects that will eat the rotten wood. Venting an attic helps prevent moisture buildup and prolongs shingle life and roofing components. Venting is very important to the health and stability of your home.
There are several different types of static vents and other mobile home supplies that can be purchased from a manufactured home supply store.
Square vents have a neck with a hood over it and are designed to maximize airflow. They are best suited for a mobile home remodel on a 3/12 to 12/12 roof pitch. These vents must have 50 square inches of net free area per vent. Net free areas are those that are not obstructed by screens or other materials in the attic.
Dome vents are best suited for a roof pitch of 3/12 to 8/12. It requires 144 square inches of net free area per vent. This type of vent has built in steel mesh that keeps insects, birds and rodents out while allowing maximum airflow.
The slant back vents are best for manufactured homes with a roof pitch of 3/12 to 12/12. Slant back vents are constructed to heavy-duty aluminum and are screened to keep insects out. They require 50 square inches of net free area per vent. This type of vent works best in combination with an under-eave intake ventilation system.
The dome-powered vent is not a static vent. It has a fan that is powered by a small motor. Dome vents are suitable for use in a 1,600 square foot roof with up to 8/12 roof pitch. This type of vent is dome shaped and has a steel mesh to keep insects, bird and rodents out of the attic.
Any More Questions About Modular Home or RV Ventilation?
Multiple vents spaced out over the surface of the roof are generally required for adequate ventilation in attics. You can find manufactured home parts for your mobile home remodel on our manufactured home supply website, but if you'd like more info on vents and what is the best option for your project, don't hesitate to contact us at BCI
. We'd love to help you out with your modular home or RV renovation project!