If you want to improve your home’s ventilation, roof vents can be a crucial part. But there are various types of roof vents available on the market, making it hard for some homeowners to choose which one is right for their home. Many companies manufacture these vents, each having its pros and cons.
At Hepler Contracting LLC, we have a skilled team of professionals with expertise in installing the best roof vents in Pennsylvania. We know the latest market trends and can help you find the best roof vent according to your needs.
Check out our list of the best roof vents of 2023 that can improve the airflow of your home and provide you with peace of mind. So let’s get started!
Lomanco Whirlybird® Turbine
First on our list is Lomanco’s Whirlybird® Turbine roof vent. This type of turbine vent offers the dual advantage of the powerful speed and energy efficiency.
The turbine has a rigid design that’s been reinforced at every connection and tested to withstand winds of up to 110 miles per hour. It has 21 curved vanes and rolled edges that can easily deflect water. The whole turbine vent is constructed of 100% rust-proof aluminum.
The Whirlybird® turbine’s unique vari-pitch base adjusts to a 12/12 roof pitch, making it suitable for many roof types. When you install them properly with the help of a contractor, the Whirlybird® turbine reduces energy bills and the likelihood of ice buildup in the winter.
Another major reason why this roof vent is at the top of our list is that it can provide you with exceptional warranties. A warranty is important for every homeowner as it provides peace of mind that the product will not become defective, and Lomanco does not disappoint. The turbine comes with a lifetime transferable warranty that covers defects in workmanship, parts, and mechanical failure.
This vent is great at circulating large amounts of air, and also works as a passive vent. This product is highly recommended, with 93% of Home Depot customers recommending the Lomanco Whirlybird® Turbine. It also has been rated highly on other platforms.
Air Vent Airhawk® Wind Turbines
Another great option you can consider if you are looking for an energy-efficient, wind-based turbine roof ventilation system, is the Airhawk® Wind Turbines from Air Vent.
These roof vents are designed to harness the wind’s power to help ventilate a building’s attic. The turbines use a special blade design that is optimized to capture more wind power than traditional wind turbines and allow them to move more air and provide better ventilation for the attic.
The Air Vent Airhawk® Wind Turbines are made from durable materials. They have a galvanized steel and aluminum construction designed to withstand extreme weather conditions. They also have a two-piece base that can fit a wide range of roof pitches from 3/12, up to 12/12.
These roof vents are easy to install and require no electrical power, which makes them cost-effective. You also have the option to choose among four detailed color options, such as weathered wood, mill-finish, and classic black.
The Airhawk wind turbines come with a limited lifetime warranty, and their products are covered with Replacement Plus™ protection. Their warranty is one of the best on the market.
This product has excellent customer ratings and a lot of positive feedback from its users. This roof vent has a 4.6-star rating on Home Depot.
GAF Materials Cobra® Exhaust Vent for Roof Ridge
The original Cobra® Ridge Vent protects millions of homes and is a type of roof ridge vent that is pretty easy to install. Its shingle-over design means you can install large ridge caps over the material, helping it to blend into the ridge line of the roof. The vent comes on a mesh roll for fast and easy installation. There is no complicated fitting, wrapping, nail gun adapters, connectors, or complex tools required. Available in both hand nail and nail gun versions, you’ll get a lifetime limited warranty that protects this product.
According to the company, the GAF Materials Cobra® Exhaust Vent for Roof Ridge is easy to install and can be used with various roofing materials, including asphalt shingles, metal roofing, and slate. It is also designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, such as high winds and heavy rain.
This roof vent is eligible for a lifetime limited warranty. However, you will be eligible only when you install this vent on a qualified GAF asphalt shingle roof
Generally favored by customers for its ease of installation, the GAF Cobra exhaust fan has a 4.2-star rating on Home Depot.
Broan-NuTone 3-4 Inch Roof Vent Kit
The Broan-NuTone roof vent kit is one of the most affordable roof vents available on the market. This roof vent kit is a cost-effective and convenient solution for improving the ventilation in your attic. The roof vent base is designed to fit 3-inch or 4-inch diameter ventilation ducts. Also, the roof vent has a low-profile design that will not affect the aesthetic appeal of your home.
These caps feature a back draft damper and bird screen, preventing outside air from entering your home and birds or small pests from entering your ductwork. This kit includes everything you need for installation, including 8 feet of four-inch flexible ducting, a metal duct connector, a reducer for transforming four-inch to three-inch pipe, nylon zip ties, and mounting screws.
This popular roof vent is marked as one of the best sellers in the static vent category by Home Depot and is being used by thousands of homeowners due to its ease of use and affordability.
500 CFM Solar Powered Roof Mount Exhaust Fan
If you want a roof vent that can effectively keep your attic ventilated and, at the same time, reduce your energy bills, then you can consider Master Flow’s solar-powered exhaust fan.
This product is also manufactured by GAF and runs on solar energy instead of electricity.
This roof vent is equipped with a 24-watt brushless motor that can run for up to 500 CFM (cubic feet per minute). The solar panel on the vent collects energy from the sun and uses it to power the fan, which means you can save energy and reduce your electricity bills by using this fan. One unit of this exhaust fan can effectively cover an area of 800 square feet.
However, one issue with this solar roof vent is that it only runs when the panel is in direct contact with sunlight. So if it’s a windy or overcast day, the vent may not run.
We recommend this product if you are looking to improve the energy efficiency of your home, and have an average-sized attic. The customer rating of this product ranges from average to very good, with an average rating of 4 stars.
Air Vent VenturiVent Plus
The VenturiVent Plus has a low-profile, shingle-over look that creates a clean, uncluttered roofline.
You can install it on the peak of the roof. This roof vent can offer end-to-end exhaust ventilation along the entire ridge. The vent has a 12-inch width that comes with galvanised steel nails for easy installation. You can install matching shingles over the vent, and the unit will appear almost invisible from the ground.
This vent has a built-in ventilating end plug that makes this vent weathertight. The external baffle helps deflect wind and weather conditions, and it also keeps the rain from entering the roof vents and damaging the attic.
The vent is pre-formed to suit a 4/12 pitch. However, it can easily fit pitches from 3/12 to 16/12.
Since this product is also from AirVent, the Venturivent Plus is eligible for a limited lifetime warranty, and 5-year Replacement Plus™ protection. This can help provide you with the peace of mind that the product is worth it.
We liked this product as it is weather-tight and very effective in high-wind areas. Also, its pricing is very suitable for homeowners. The customer rating is also very good.
MaxxAir Air 1080 CFM
Last but certainly not least is the MaxxAir Weathered Electric Power Attic Roof Ventilator. The product is a part of MaxxAir’s 1000 series. This type of exhaust fan can effectively exhaust hot air from the attic and pull in cooler air inside. MaxxAir Power Attic Vents has a powerful 1080 CFM motor that can move a large amount of air quickly, making it effective at ventilating spaces of various sizes, and you can use this vent to ventilate residential attic spaces up to 1,600 square feet. The motor is also energy efficient.
The ventilator’s low-profile dome is attractive on the roofline, withstands strong winds and hail, and has a steel mesh screen that keeps out birds, rodents, and insects. This roof vent also comes with an adjustable temperature thermostat so that the attic’s temperature remains controlled.
The installation is straightforward and requires no special tools.
Though not as popular as the other types of roof vents we have on our list, this Maxx Air roof vent can still offer value if you have a large attic space. It has a 4.7-star rating on Google reviews, but this rating varies from 4 to 4.4 on other platforms.
When choosing a roof vent, it’s important to consider factors such as the size and type of roof, the climate in your area, and the amount of ventilation needed to ventilate your attic properly. It’s also a good idea to research different types of roof vents and read reviews from other homeowners to help you make an informed decision.
We Install The Best Roof Vents
Overall, installing roof vents is a smart investment that can provide long-term benefits for your home and your family.
At Hepler Contracting LLC, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best roof vent installation services in Pittsburgh. We understand the importance of proper ventilation in protecting your roof’s integrity and improving your home’s overall energy efficiency. That’s why we only use the highest-rated roof vents, and installation techniques, to ensure that your roof vents are properly installed and functioning at their best. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing exceptional residential roofing services to ensure that your roof ventilation needs are met. Contact us at, (412) 694-8785 to learn more about our services.