Custom Shape Louver Gable Vents
What shape would you like? Custom Shape
We Love Custom Gable Vents!
Just send us your pictures, drawings, measures and ideas to [email protected]
For a more accurate quote, please include details like the flange choice needed and the depth of the vent.
And feel free to call us 901-281-2887
7 am to 7 pm Monday thru Friday Central Time
We are here to assist in getting you the correct vent for the best functionality and aesthetics.
This option has no nailing flange or fin to restrict the vent from sliding into the opening. When placing a louver vent in a brick hole or existing window frame, a flange may be more of a hindrance than a help. Since this vent option provides none of these, it does not require you to cut off or have to trim the nail fin. Worried about mounting? Don't. All Onyx Xteriors vents are triple walled (minimum) for the optional side wall screw/fastener placement. This means you can apply screws through the side of the vent behind the louver face to hide the fasteners. Careful not to over tighten as aluminum vents need to shift and move slightly as wood expands and contracts with weather.
Focus only on the vent size you need. Then imagine the face flange protruding 1 1/2" beyond the vent all the way around to cover the rough opening edges and assist in protecting the gable wall from leaks. This flange also acts as a stop for the vent to insert into the opening and the front nail fin will butt right up to the wall face on the outside. Don't want to dent up the flange with nails since the face may be visible after the install? We've got you covered. Align the vent where you want it and place a few screws behind the front of the louvers right through the side wall of the vent. These are tough gable vents.
Stucco and brick applications have benefited from these attic vents for many years. With an inch and a half nail fin around the rear of the vent, it is as simple as place the vent, screw or nail the flange to the wall and done. Then just apply the cladding to the wall round the vent. Another advantage is if choosing a 4" or 6" depth, you get to choose the placement of the back flange on the vent. This way, if a deeper vent is needed for the area but the flange needs to be before the back of the vent, it can. Just choose your depth.
Facing the vent with a 1 1/2" front flange, then a 1" deep pocket and a 2 1/2" back flange creates a J channel pocket for vinyl siding, Hardie plank and many other house coverings. If a deeper pocket is needed than the standard 1", let us know in the comments box when ordering. Pre insulated siding for example needs a 1 1/4" J pocket for proper movement.
1 inch thick vents:
Most siding components are approximately 1 inch thick which makes this ideal for exterior mounting. It can also be used to cover an old vent if it is not safe to remove the old vent. It will even fit in areas where studs are behind the cladding and cannot be removed without disturbing the structural integrity of the wall. Also other thin wall areas such as doors and in front of existing window frames to align with the brick-mold.
Smaller vents will have better ventilation in a thinner vent since the thicker the vent, the higher the louver backs rise to ensure a 45 degree angle on the louver tops. When needing a short vent, especially under 24 inches in height, the 1" louver vent will produce the highest net free air flow.
Louvers are spaced 1 inch apart.
2 inch deep vents:
Still a thin vent being only 2 inches thick but slightly better water protection. It is ideal for heights over 12 inches for the most air flow. Use as an exhaust or intake vent to replace an attic vent, attic window or even a door.
Louvers are spaced 1 1/2" apart.
4 inch deep vents:
As the most commonly used for the industry standard and meeting most all US codes across the Nation, the commonly called 4 inch vent is actually 3 1/2" deep due to the standard stud wall depth of 3.5 inches. These require no obstructions behind them in the wall area including framing. When ordering, these vents are best vented if more than 16 inches in height.
Louvers are spaced 2" apart.
6 inch deep vents:
Another industry standard called 6 inch vents yet actually 5 1/2" thick. This is due to standard 2 x 6 stud walls are only 5.5 inches thick. The extra depth of the gable vent adds protection from blowing rains and higher wind driven precipitation. Better vented with vent heights over 24".
Louvers are spaced 3" apart.
What about other gable vent and attic louvers shapes? Yes. We can custom make any shape vent you want and need. Just send your design to [email protected]
Custom made to order