7 Solar Attic Fan Features to Look for

iSolar Solutions

You can rely on solar-powered attic fans (SPAFs) to improve home comfort and save roof from damage. They also reduce your carbon footprint, a contribution so important in today’s problems! On top of that, it’s also cost-effective! If you’re sold on the concept of a SPAF but lost on the countless options available on the market, we’ll help you! Read on to learn our top six must-have solar powered attic fan features. 

1. Quality Materials 

Solar attic fan sits atop the roof, exposed to elements such harsh winds, hail, snow, and constant UV rays. Because of this, durability should top your list of your priorities. You don’t want your solar attic fan to fall apart after only a couple of years! Many competitor fans are made solely of plastic that cracks to UV radiation. However, our range of contractor-grade iSolar attic fans boast a strong galvanized steel unibody fan casing. It has a finish of anti-UV powder coating to protect them from heat and prolonged UV exposure. Its waterproof and dustproof fan motor also ensures it will keep its integrity for years to come.

The iSolar 40W-INT fan’s (shown above) thick body and galvanized steel casing with anti-UV coating stand the test of time (Right: Rusted competitor solar attic fan) 

2. Ease of Installation

iSolar makes installation quick and easy for homeowners and contractors! You can install our fans on the roof in under an hour. They work in three different rooftop methods: gable-end, soffit installations, or easily retrofitted into existing or new roof vents. As our fans are 100% solar-powered, you won’t need to hook them up to any electric outlet to run. Moreover, iSolar fans ship right to your door fully assembled and ready for installation on your home. (You can shop them on Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, or Wayfair.ca)

The Solar Attic Fan features compatibility with all the following types of vents (shown above)                                       

3. Adjustable Solar Panel 

As “solar” fans operate with sun’s help, it’s important that panels can adjust to receive maximum amount of sunlight. iSolar fans include a solar panel bracket that enables pitch adjustment for optimal sun collection and overall performance. Our contactor grade model’s solar panels can also swivel once the pitch of the solar panel is set.

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4. Elegant, Low-Profile Body

We know exhaust fans can be an eyesore for homeowners (and your neighbours!) That’s why the iSolar team has designed each of our models with an elegant, low-profile body. This gives residents a perfect option for attic ventilation system that’s aesthetically appealing or easily hidden from street view. The 20W106-FLEX‘s sleek, minimalistic, and adjustable build enables inconspicuous installation. These are features you can’t find on a roof turbines that sits closely to the roof’s peak — right in plain view!

5. Warranty

Most competitor solar attic fans have a warranty of only five or ten years (especially on the motor). However, iSolar fans come with a generous 20-year warranty. Our 20W106-FLEX and 40W-INT models come highly recommended by real-life users in Ontario and Florida. In addition, our 19W-INT SPAF has garnered 5-star reviews on Amazon.ca! Our range of fans are also ‘Baeumler Approved’ and backed by HGTV superstar Bryan Baeumler. He recently installed twenty 20W106-FLEX iSolar fans at his resort in the Bahamas. 

6. Noise Levels

There’s nothing worse than being disturbed by the constant noise of a loud fan whirring above! If you want to use your top floor or attic for a useful space other than storage, you’ll be happy to hear that our fans have a whisper quiet brushless motor. 

7. Strong Motor 

Solar attic fans sometimes get a bad rap for having very little effect on improving the comfort of a space. A SPAF needs to be powerful enough to push out a constant stream of hot attic air. Unfortunately, some models can’t simply provide the constant CFM as advertised. Our 20W106-FLEX solar fan features a powerful motor, thereby becoming a fantastic option for roofs, attics, sheds, golf course washrooms, and outbuildings. If you intend to cool a larger space, the iSolar 40W-MOD fan, with its powerful 20V motor and 1092 CFM option, can do the job.

We hope we have helped you in knowing quality solar attic fan features!

iSolar offers solar attic fans ranging from 250 CFM to 1125 CFM (hourly average in direct sunlight). They come with free shipping on orders of 12 or more units (any combination). If purchasing or distributing iSolar Attic fans interests you, please visit Amazon.ca, Amazon.com. You may also contact info@isolarsolutions.ca. Volume discounts are available!

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