Solar Attic Fan Buying Guide

The Purpose of Solar Attic Fans

A solar attic fan is designed to remove hot air from your attic space and bring cooler air in. Generally speaking, the air in your attic is much warmer than the air outside. Proper ventilation and airflow keep your home’s interior temperatures stable and protect your roofing materials from heat-related damage.

Here in Arizona, where we see triple-digit heat every summer, attic fans are especially important as they can help prevent your roof from superheating. For homes that are not shaded, roofing materials can reach well over 150°, but with a properly installed solar attic fan, you can reduce that temperature by as much as 40°.

Other benefits of installing a solar attic fan include the following:

  • Reduced moisture in your attic area
  • Supports your home’s HVAC system
  • Extends the lifespan of your roof
  • Helps reduce monthly energy costs
  • Environmentally friendly and reduces your carbon footprint

Keep reading to learn more about choosing the right solar attic fan, how much they cost, and how to install one.

Choosing the Right Solar Attic Fan

Depending on the size of the attic fan you need or want, the average solar attic fan will run you a few hundred dollars. That said, some basic models can be found for as low as $100. Meanwhile, higher-end and/or larger models can cost upwards of $500. When making an investment like this, whether you need a small basic fan or something larger, it is always a good idea to consult with one of our experts before you make your purchase.

Choosing the right attic fan will depend on three primary factors: your home's size, your roof's configuration, and your budget.The size of your home and attic space will determine the size of attic fan you need. Meanwhile, the configuration of your home will dictate the type of installation you will need to perform, roof-, curb-, or gable-mounting.

While you can purchase a solar attic fan through us, if you have already purchased one (such as at a Home Depot, Lowes, or an online retailer, like Amazon), we can help you install it. Just give us a call to schedule an appointment. We do not recommend DIY attic fan installation.

If you have already purchased a solar attic fan, we recommend keeping your receipt and not attempting installation yourself.Before you even open the box, we recommend that you speak with our team to ensure that you’ve purchased the correct fan for your home and that it will be effective for your needs.

The last thing you want is to purchase the wrong type of fan, and then lose out on the money because it was damaged while trying to perform a DIY install or because you threw the packaging and receipt away.

Preparing for Solar Attic Fan Installation

Getting ready for your attic fan installation is fairly simple. You want to ensure the areas where the fan will be installed are cleared of debris and anything that may get in the way when our installers are working. You also want to ensure that any vehicles are moved away from the installation area and that you keep all children and pets inside and away from the installation area to ensure their safety.

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Want help choosing and installing a solar attic fan? Contact Lyons Roofing online to schedule an appointment. Our team is standing by to answer all your questions.