What Homeowners Need to Know About Solar Attic Ventilators


As a homeowner, it is likely one of the most valuable assets we think about the least. The roof over our heads can easily fall into the out of sight, out of mind category of thought. Finding ways to invest in a longer lifetime for your roof is a smart idea. Both for the short and long term.

The place to start: the attic

Whether you use it to store family memorabilia or haven’t ever ventured up there for fear of what you may find, proper attic ventilation can make or break the lifespan of your roof. In fact, per Energy Star, the attic is usually where you can find some of the largest opportunities to save energy in your home.

Consider the science

In the heat of summer, temperatures in attics can reach incredibly high temperatures. This causes damage to not only your keepsakes and antiques, but also to the integrity of the roof. In the winter months, heat and moisture rising from your living space creates a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Ice damming during the winter can also cause significant problems as you work to keep your house warm.

An easy and affordable solution to this problem is to install solar attic ventilation systems to help facilitate air circulation. Yellowblue’s solar attic fans use progressive solar technology combined with advanced designs to provide unmatched power and performance. The result are dynamic products that works to keep your attic cool and dry.

Powered by the sun, a durable solar attic ventilator can provide a multitude of benefits for you home.

Here is what every homeowner needs to know about solar powered attic ventilators:

  • Save money, protect your roof. Most attic ventilators often draw 250-300 watts of electric power when in operation. And, according to Duke Energy, it costs over $100 each year to power an electric attic fan. Since solar fans are powered by the sun, they aren’t adding a strain to your electric bill like traditional electric attic fans would. Solar powered attic ventilators help extend the life of your roof as well, which makes it an investment that pays high dividends in the long run.
  • Collect tax credits and rebates. Solar powered attic vents qualify for the 26% Federal Tax Credit on materials and installation. Additional incentives including rebates are available for residents of specific municipalities.
  • There’s something for everyone. Yellowblue provides a complete line of solar attic ventilators to suit your home’s needs. Our fans include an Embedded Series, Gable Series and Tilt Series. Despite the type, each fan is equipped with a high performance brushless DC motor, using the most advanced technology in the industry.

A look at our solar powered attic ventilation products

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  • Standard Roof Mount

    Provides the same performance as high-profile bases when additional clearance is not necessary. These units tuck in closer to the roof to be less conspicuous and more resistant to high winds.

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  • Snowy or “S” Tile Roofs

    This model is ideal for applications where additional clearance of up to two feet is needed between the bottom of the fan and the roof. They are perfect for snowy areas or “S” tile roofs, where less clearance could cause air flow problems.

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  • Separate Fan and Solar Panel Roof Mount

    The Remote Solar Panel models are perfect for installing the attic fan and solar panel separately, due to limited access in a desired fan location. Includes 25 ft. of Interconnect Cable.

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  • Roof Mounts for Poor Light Environments

    Allows solar panel location to be independent from the fan’s so each can be placed in the ideal part of the roof. Can also be used with larger solar panels for improved performance to offset poor light environments.

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  • 360º Rotation Square Solar Panel

    Square solar panels are perfect for any installation that requires pointing the panel towards the sun for better performance. 360ª rotation and 35ª tilt make it perfect for less than ideal fan locations.

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  • Gable Roof Mount

    Can be mounted inside the attic over an existing gable vent or roof penetration to supercharge the vents already there. Remains hidden and out of the weather, save for the remote mounted solar panel. No large holes to cut into your roof.

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The time is now to start thinking about being proactive about attic ventilation in your home, especially in homes where passive ventilation, like ridge vents and soffits, are not enough. Investing in solar attic fans is a cost-effective to save money, extend the lifespan of your roof and keep your family comfortable year-round. If you would like to receive a free quote on our products from a local authorized Yellowblue dealer, please click the button below. Your local dealer will evaluate your roof and other characteristics of your home to help determine the best application and sizing for maximum ventilation benefits.

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