Tips on how to build a gable vent

nancitaAugust 2, 2006

Hello,

We need to replace our gable vent which probably was not intended for that use. Any tips on how to build one? The spacing, angle, etc.. Thank you for any advice.

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richard_remodels

Our builder used most of our three gables to create the attic vents. He covered the framing with a few layers of metal meshing which were then covered with cement clapboard (hardie siding). They simply spaced the bottom of each board 1/2 inch or so above the lower one. It looks great and should provide fantastic ventilation. We are in Southern Calif, this might be too much venting for a colder climate.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2006 at 6:49PM
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drywall_diy_guy

Go to the link below for details on how a 2ft gable vent and fan was put in. I am guessing your current gable vent is too small.

Here is a link that might be useful: How To Install A Gable Fan

    Bookmark   August 3, 2006 at 10:12PM
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