Eave vents built to protect.
Eave vents are meant to provide airflow into the attic space underneath the roof. To effectively cool the attic, outside air must provide proper circulation. In the evening, when excess heat is stored up inside the attic’s insulation, it’s critical to quickly release that heat for the night to consequently save on cooling and venting costs.
Eaves, the undersides of your roof, extend beyond the walls of the home, an area that commonly hangs directly over decorative plants, vegetation, and other combustible material, creating high fire danger from wind-blown embers.
Vulcan Vents make
fire-resistant eave vents.
Our noncombustible, corrosion-resistant eave vents are equipped with an ember-catching wire mesh screen complete with an intumescent coating that self-closes at very high temperatures when wildfire is near.
Vulcan Vents do not use airflow-interrupting baffles, resulting in more venting per square inch for the net free area.
Honeycomb matrix closing technology with ember-catching screen mesh built into galvanized steel frame
Net free vent area (96 sq. in) providing open soffit ventilation
Designed to meet the new California Building code State Fire Marshal (OSFM) 12 Chapter 7A of the California Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fire code program
Passed the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E2886 to effectively block ember entry
Open Rafter Eave Vent Diagrams
Use EverKem Fire Caulking
- We recommend using EverKem 814+, intumescent fire caulking with all installation of Vulcan Vents.
- Our round eave vents are the exception: EverKem 136, mortar based caulking should be used when mounting hardware isn’t an option and flanges are minimal.
- INSTALLATION: Prior to installing the vent, run a bead of EverKem behind the nailing flange to ensure an air tight seal where the vent meets the building material. This ensures that no gaps are present between the vent and your building material where flying embers might enter!
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A safe home is
a fire-safe home.
Vulcan Vents makes ember-resistant vents for trusses and rafters including:
- Tabbed (winged) Eave vents for trusses and rafters
- Reverse Tabbed Eave vents for new construction
- Round eave vents (bird hole vents) mini louvered
- Round eave vents (bird hole vents) mesh face
*Under-eave vents available for new construction and retrofits to install over existing vents.
It’s time for your home to protect itself.
* For coastal environments, copper, stainless or powder coated finishes are highly recommended. *
G90 Galvanized, Stainless, Copper, Bonderized
*Some Vulcan Vent foundation vents, eave vents, and soffit vents are in multiple categories because of cross-application capability of certain models.