Louver Gable Vents
What shape would you like?
Choosing the shape of your gable vent can sometimes be easy and others be hard. You may have an existing vent that needs replaced. The old vent will tell you the shape you need. But if you are dealing with new construction, you may choose by the appearance of the shape against the wall of the home.
Triangle gable vents usually mount right up against the cornice at the peak of the gable allowing the best air flow through. The closer the vent is to the top of the attic wall, the more hot air can exhaust quicker. Since hot air rises, the higher up the gable wall, the better for any hot air exhaust vent. With most gables being pointed at the top creating a triangle pitch, triangle vents are ideal for this venting space.
Square and rectangle louvers can be used low in the gable for cool air intake or placed at 3/4 height of the attic wall or higher to exhaust air. Around the half wall height, the square or rectangle vent can intake or exhaust depending on the temperature inside the attic and the temperature outside. This is why vents placed low are intake vents and placed high for exhausting.
Round gable vents are just nice to look at when you have too many straight lines on a home. Most homes seem to be built on square boxes with triangles on top. The curvature of a round vent can break up the monotony and add comfort to the style of the home.
Octagon vents can bring alignment to the boxy and triangular lines forming the silhouette of a building. Since the octagon has straight lines horizontal and vertical, also diagonal lines on both sides, it encompasses the lines of a square and triangle mixed together.
Half Round louvered vents allow for a straight line bottom as a starting point. But the real beauty is in the curvature of the arched top with a smooth face. Bringing the house design together at first but topping it off with a twist.
Tombstone gable louvers appear just like a half round with a fuller box body for areas of the gable that may need more ventilation or even more of a wall break up. Having a beautiful home without the right accessories can leave the home looking plain like every other house on the street.
Cathedral gable vents can emulate the entire wall and gable shape. With a boxed body and a triangle vent style on top, it can be placed 3/4 up the wall or above as high as the peak of the gable wall.
Left and Right Triangle louver vents are great for wing walls and chimney wall stops. Where a triangle vent would be ideal but one half of the vent is missing or cut off.
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]