Solar Gable Fan Installation

  • In this video we will be reviewing our complete line of solar powered attic ventilation fans. We’ll also be pointing out some of the superior features and benefits of our products. Lastly, we we will demonstrate how to install a gable attic fan using the Yellowblue Solar Gable Fan, which can turbocharge an existing dormer, or static vent.

    We’d like to take a moment to emphasize the importance of completely sealing the attic area from the air space in your home. Due to the greater air flow offered by our products, conditioned air can easily be pulled out of the home, wasting the energy used to condition that area. Make sure you receive the full benefit offered by Yellowblue Solar Gable Fans, or any of our solar powered attic fans, by inspecting and sealing all of the cracks and penetrations with approved caulking and sealing products.

Solar Gable Fan Installation: Things to Consider 

Consider potential problems such as objects shading the unit during certain times of the day, when determining location of the solar panel. Southern exposure is recommended. To ensure proper ventilation, install the solar powered gable fan so that it covers the entire gable opening. Do not leave any openings: The fan will blow the air out, hit the back of the gable vent, and then some of the air will blow back into the attic.

Take Precautions & Be Prepared When You Install A Solar Gable Fan

As with any home improvement project, make sure to take normal safety precautions when you install a solar gable fan.  When using tools, ladders and walking on roofs, know your limitations. Only install a solar gable fan in dry weather, and do not cut any structural members in the house. Confirm access to all components including panel, fan, cable, caulk and screws. Assemble proper tools including:

  • Power Drill
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Caulking Gun
  • Ladder
  • Electrical Tape

Solar Gable Fan Installation: An Overview

Choose the location to install your solar attic gable fan. The fan must be installed between studs in the gable area. For proper ventilation, the fan unit must cover the entire gable opening. If the gable opening is larger than the fan unit cover, the excess opening must be blocked. Do not cut any wood framing. From inside the attic, position the gable fan with the motor facing the attic to the desired location. Secure with wood screws.

Once secured, locate an area to install the solar panel on the roof where it will gather the most amount of sunlight. Route the power cable from the fan to the solar panel through the gable vent and along the outside of the house up to the roof. You can also drill a small hole next to the solar panel on the roof and route the power cable from the fan unit through the attic and up through the hole. When drilling, be sure to caulk around hole to prevent leaking.

Attach the solar panel to roof using wood screws. Caulk around the wood screws to prevent leaks. If wire connections are located outside of the attic space, be sure to wrap the connections with electrical tape to prevent water infiltration. Lastly, secure any loose wires using wire staples.

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