Introducing the iSOLAR 20W106FLEX-SNV Solar Attic Fan & Roofers Vent Cover. From the true north to the sunbelt, solar powered attic fans have been growing in popularity. Now iSOLAR is offering the Canadian-made SNOWVENTCO Roofers Vent Cover with its iSOLAR 20W106-SNV solar attic fan. This combination of state of the art ventilation products will keep attics dry in all climate conditions.
While the iSolar Attic Fan constantly keeps the attic ventilated and cool, the SNOWVENTCO micropore technology keeps over 99 percent of snow, hail, rain, insects and vermin from entering the attic through the roof vent. The CSA-approved SNOWVENTCO Roofers Vent Cover was designed to protect homeowners from hefty repair bills. It does this by keeping moisture from entering your attic. This in turn prevents algae, mould, mildew and rot from forming inside your home. It comes in the same box as the iSolar Attic Fan (20W106-FLEX-SNV) and can be easily installed in about 15 minutes.
How a solar attic fan works in cold climates
For homes located in areas with cold winters, the iSOLAR 20W106-SNV serves as both a ventilator and a barrier. It blocks snow from being blown into an attic through the home’s roof vents.
Without snow-proof roof vents, the snow trapped inside can lead to water damage once it melts upon contact with hot air indoors. In fact, it was this pressing need for an effective snow roof vent cover that inspired Canadian roofer Antoine Bourque to create the SNOWVENTCO cover in the first place. On one project, he found improperly protected vents had let enough snow into a home’s attic to build a snowman.
The iSOLAR 20W106-FLEX-SNV does more than just keep snow out of attics. It also allows the attic to keep circulating air, preventing ice dams from forming.
How a solar attic fan works in hot climates
Since gaining popularity amongst Canadian distributors, the SNOWVENTCO and iSOLAR designs have also caught on in the United States. Now that these two great products can come together as a package it will protect attics and roofs against the hard, driving rain that is typical of tropical climates. The 20W106-FLEX-SNV is able to withstand category three hurricanes while keeping attics cooler and dry. A constantly cooled and dry attic will also improve comfort in the home. This can impact indoor temperatures by as much as 10F.
In extreme examples, poorly designed roof vents have led to entire ceilings being flooded as hurricane winds blow rainwater sideways into attics.
The importance of a dry attic in any climate
Mould removal professionals have found that the attic holds nearly half of all mould that is typically found in homes. In especially serious cases, mould can damage expensive insulation and even lead to new homes being condemned by local authorities.
The iSOLAR 20W106-FLEX solar attic fan with SNOWVENTCO vent cover not only keeps moisture out but also filters out mould and other contaminants from entering your attic in the first place. Made with rust-proof stainless steel and porcelain, the vent filter is self-cleaning.