Don't be deceived by their adorable appearance, as raccoons, squirrels, and other creatures can quickly turn into a homeowner's nightmare when they invade your attic. The consequences of such infestations include expensive damage, compromised roof structure, and potential health risks. However, you can rest easy knowing that the SNOWVENTCO vent offers multiple layers of protection, effectively safeguarding your attic against these persistent rodents.
Heavy Duty Construction
The ¼ inch thick heavy-duty polypropylene outer shell is constructed with virgin material, making it highly resistant to chewing and gnawing by rodents. Typical vents currently on the market are half as thick and may use partially recycled material, providing less durability in the vent shell and therefore will be less resistant to vermin.
Stainless Steel Filter
Additionally, 80 sq. inches of 304 grade stainless steel filter surrounds the SNOWVENTCO vent opening providing an additional barrier, ensuring that even the most determined raccoons and other vermin will not be able to access your attic.
The combination of high-quality materials, thickness of the polypropylene and the gauge of the stainless steel filter ensure the highest level of protection possible.
Possible Alternative: Metal Vents
When considering different options, metal attic vents can be a viable alternative. These vents offer enhanced durability, making it more challenging for rodents and other vermin to chew through. However, metal vents may not provide the same level of effectiveness in preventing snow and other particles from entering your attic. Over time, metal vents are also susceptible to corrosion, potentially compromising their integrity and leading to issues such as leaks. Additionally, they generally do not offer the same level of seal with the roof deck as some other vent materials, which could impact their overall performance.
Easy to Install
The SNOWVENTCO vent stands out compared to other types of vents on the market because of its multiple layers of protection, durability, and effectiveness against pest infestation as well was snow and other particle infiltration. Installation is easy and maintenance is minimal, keeping your attic safe and secure for years to come. Many of our customers have reported that the SNOWVENTCO vent has effectively kept vermin out of their attics, providing peace of mind and protecting their homes from potential damage.
Chislett Roofing has been in business for over 40 years and we shingle over 4,000 homes each year in Ontario. In the winter, constantly blowing snow through roof vents can be a real problem in our area. We have used SNOWVENTCO roof vents for years and their snowproof stainless steel filter is a great solution. These vents are a little more expensive, but leaking vents silently destroy attic insulation. Today over 90% of our installs use only SNOWVENTCO.
About time someone made a vent that does what it's meant to all year round!!! Good vent - will use on all my own roofing jobs.
The roof vents in today's market are very low quality, have a short life span and a high tendency to fail. This leaves homeowners with multiple problems including bugs/wasps, mould, overheated roofs and, most of all, water damage caused from leaking and major snow intake. When I first saw the new SNOWVENTCO Roofers' Vent I immediately liked its sleek look as well as its craftsmanship and durability. I would recommend this vent to anyone without hesitation. It's by far the most state of the art roof vent available today.
I have not had a good product available to stop the snow from being blown into an attic during a windy snow storm, UNTIL NOW! The SNOWVENTCO Roof Vent will be the ONLY vent I recommend for use on any roof in any location that ever gets snow! A journeyman roofer from Germany taught me the roofing trade, but was always looking for a good vent that would keep snow out. Now we have a good vent, one that really works, available for our customers.
Francis E. Harris
Roofing Company Owner
SNOWVENTCO Snow Vents
Upper Roof Exhaust Vent
Install near roof peak to allow warm air to escape. Blocks 99% of snow, diverts rain.
Roof vents are necessary in order to improve the ventilation in your attic. Adequate ventilation helps to remove excess heat and moisture from your attic, which can prolong the life of your roof and prevent damage to your attic and the rest of your home. Additionally, proper ventilation can help to prevent the growth of mold and mildew, which can be a health hazard.
There is no one "best" roof ventilation system as the appropriate system will depend on the specific needs of your home and roof. Roof vents are generally divided into active or passive systems with each system having its pros and cons.
The number of roof vents you need will depend on the size and layout of your attic. A general rule of thumb is to have 1 square foot (144 square inches) of vent area for every 150 square feet of attic space. For example, if your attic is 900 square feet, you would need 864 square inches (6 square feet X 144) of vent area. Additionally, it's important to make sure that your vents are properly placed and balanced, with an equal amount of intake and exhaust vents. This will ensure that air is flowing effectively through your attic and not creating pressure that could cause leaks or damage to the roof. Try our roof vent calculator to find the right amount of vents for your roof.
Installing roof vents can be a complex task that requires a certain level of skill and experience. It is recommended that you hire a professional roofing contractor to install your vents, as they will have the knowledge and tools necessary to do the job safely and correctly.
However, if you're determined to install them yourself, take a look at our installation video for a step by step demonstration.
Can Raccoons, squirrels, or other rodents chew through the vent and gain entrance into my attic?
No, determined vermin will have a difficult time chewing through the heavy duty plastic outer shell which is much thicker than typical roof vents. If they are able to chew through the plastic they will not be able to get through the stainless steel filter. This will restrict attic access through the vent openings.
Roof vents can breathe under snow, but it depends on the amount of snow and the type of vent. SNOWVENTCO vents have been tested to allow for airflow even under heavy snowfall conditions. See the link below for video proof.
Will SNOWVENTCO vents perform well under high wind conditions?
Yes, the low profile and aerodynamic design of SNOWVENTCO vents combined with heavy duty polymer outer shell mean the SNOWVENTCO vents are very resistant to high winds. Our vents have undergone testing showing that they prevent over 99% of rain, snow, and other particle penetration of attic in CAT 3 hurricane wind conditions. They are also durable enough to stay intact when faced with 120 mph winds.