Increase the efficiency of your WindeeVents with Solar Royal Attic Fans!

You've taken the steps to purchase and install a pair of WindeeVents to help release heat and cool your garage. So what's next? It's time to tackle the other heat holding area of your home... YOUR ATTIC!

Solar Royal products help create proper ventilation in your attic, crawl spaces, barns and sheds thus reducing HVAC cooling costs and extending the life of shingles, roof boards, siding, insulation and stored valuables!

The Solar Royal Team brings over 30 years of product development experience to fruition through the introduction and evolution of a product that ushers the solar attic fan (solar ventilation) marketplace into the 21st century. This industry-changing product was developed, designed and engineered in the U.S.A. by Solar Royal, LLC.

PROPER VENTILATION IS CRUCIAL!

cb_shop_now_arrowThe purpose of proper solar powered ventilation is to reduce temperatures inside enclosed spaces throughout the year, like your attic, crawl spaces, warehouses, storage areas, sheds, barns, etc. In the summer, solar powered attic fans help make all these areas more comfortable by converting passive ventilation to active. Thus reduces HVAC costs and cooling cycles, which also saves energy and money. The solar attic fans help reduce heat that can cause the premature deterioration of shingles, roof boards, sheathing, siding, insulation and stored valuables.

solarroyal-atticfan-solaratticfan-processesIf you’ve ever been in your attic or enclosed spaces, you know just how hot the space can get. The sun beats down on the roof surface and heats up the stagnant air inside the attic. Most building codes require homes to have a passive venting system like ridge vents, gable vents, dormer vents, etc., but passive ventilation does not provide the pressure needed to force the air through the attic and outside. According to the Home Ventilating Institute (hvi.org), passive ventilation works via a process called ‘convection‘. Convection starts at about ~128 degrees fahrenheit and to obtain true convection so that the system works properly, this requires that your attic temperature reaches an average of 138 to 142 degrees fahrenheit. Even at 142 degrees fahrenheit, assuming your air intake is balanced your system would only complete 2 to 3 air exchanges per hour which is better then nothing but not enough to keep your attic as close to the ambient temperature outside.

Heat and humidity can weaken the home’s structural integrity and cause interior finish, drywall and exterior paint failures. The high cost of energy, home repairs and maintenance should be incentive enough for homeowners to properly ventilate their attics. The purpose of attic ventilation is to equalize temperatures inside and outside the attic throughout the year.

Heat and humidity can weaken the home’s structural integrity and cause interior finish, drywall and exterior paint failures. The high cost of energy, home repairs and maintenance should be incentive enough for homeowners to properly ventilate their attics. The purpose of attic ventilation is to equalize temperatures inside and outside the attic throughout the year.

  • In summer, this helps make the living areas beneath the attic cooler and more comfortable; this can help reduce how hard the air conditioner needs to work, thus lowering its operating costs.  This counterbalance helps reduce heat that will distort and destroy roof shingles and cause the premature deterioration of roof boards, sheathing, siding and insulation.
  • In winter, proper ventilation helps to prevent moist air, which seeps into cold areas, from condensing on the underside of the roof surface, beams and rafters. This condensation can cause mildew, rotting of wood and excessive rusting of fasteners and other metal components of the roof structure. Excess condensation creates wet insulation, which diminishes its effectiveness and in sufficient quantities may damage interior ceilings.

A solar attic fan placed close to the roofs ridge will pull air in from outside (through the soffits and/or other means of net free air intake source), force it to move through the entire attic space and escape through the attic vent. The goal of converting from passive-to-active ventilation (solar attic fan) is to have 10-12 complete air exchanges per hour. In summer months, a solar attic fan can reduce the temperature in an attic by up-to 40°F! Also since the solar attic fan does not require electricity, it utilizes the sun to operate thus not costing you anything to run and also offers additional benefits.