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Residential Gravity Ventilator in gray
Residential Gravity Ventilator in gray

Exhaust out hot moist air in the summer and damp wet air in the winter with roof vents.

Roof vents will add years of life to your roof and will make your home or building more energy efficient. Active Ventilation Products has exhaust roof vents for both flat roofs and pitched roofs. Choose the style of vent you like and pick the size and height. Models available are the Aura Gravity Ventilators, Round Back Static Vents, Keepa Attic Vents, Pop Vent Roof Louvers (roof exhaust version), Witches Hat Vents, and Universal Vents.

All Roof Vents are available with Curb Mount Flanges, and roof curbs if needed as well.

If you are seeking roof jack vent caps for exhausting a duct system, then please consider the Round Back Roof Jack Vent Caps for pitched roofs and Keepa Roof Jack Vent Caps for flat roofs. All roof jack vent caps come with a tailpipe adapter so that they can easily attach to rigid a rigid or flex duct. AVP’s roof jack vent caps are great for ventilating bathrooms, range hoods, or wherever ventilating a duct is needed.

All roof vents are UL certified, Texas Department of Insurance, Florida State Approved and have CAL FIRE. Roof Vents are tested to withstand wind pressure speeds exceeding to 200 mph.

Commercial Gravity Roof Exhaust Ventilator, with curb mount flange on a roof curb
Commercial Gravity Roof Vent with a curb mounted flange on a roof curb
What do Roof Exhaust Vents do?

Roof exhaust vents remove hot and moist air from the attic. This benefits the attic because it supports dry insulation. Dry insulation provides energy saving all year long.

Where do Roof Exhaust Vents get installed?

In order for roof exhaust vents to work efficiently they must be located at or near the peak of the roof because that’s where the moist hot air rises.

What type of Roof Exhaust Vent should I use?

There are many roof exhaust vents to choose from, and choosing the right one may seem difficult. After all, not all roofs are built the same, which is why AVP offers to assist all customers with their roof vent choices.

What if I can’t find the Roof Vent I’m looking for?

All roof vents are customizable. Choose your color, diameter, height, curb mount flange and or tail piece adapter for ducted systems.

What if I have a flat roof?

Vents manufactured for a flat roof tend to be built differently than vents for a steep pitched roof. The main difference between the two is the height of the roof vent. Vents for a flat roof need to be built taller than vents for a pitched roof. AVP offers vents for both roof types. For more information on roof exhaust vents for flat roof applications please click on: Aura Vents, Aura Vents with Curb Mount Flanges, Round Back Vents with Curb Mount Flanges, Keepa Vents and Witches Hat Vents .

Intake Pop Roof Vent with Curb Mount Flange Installed on a Roof Curb
Our Intake Pop Vent – Here’s a PV-20-C12-CMF mounted on a roof curb

In order to exhaust air, you need a fresh air intake!

Attic Vents, Roof Louvers and Static Vents that bring in fresh air to your attic enable your roof exhaust vents to work efficiently. How this works, is by bringing in fresh air to your attic or plenum you pressurize the cavity.  The supply of the fresh air flush enables the hot air to escape up and through your roof exhaust vents. Air intake vents are available for flat roof ventilation and pitched roof ventilation. Roof vents can be made with a curb mount flange if they are to be installed on roof curbs. Roof curbs are also available by AVP as an option, if the vents are to be installed on roof curbs. All roof vents are UL certified, Texas Department of Insurance, Florida State Approved and have CAL FIRE. Roof Vents are tested to withstand wind pressure speeds exceeding to 200 mph.

Air intake roof vents include Round Back Static VentsKeepa Attic VentsPop Vent Roof Louvers, Universal Vents, and Soffit Vents.

Group of soffit vents, width of 10in.
Group of soffit vents, width of 10in.
Attic Fans for shingle roof
Attic Fans for shingle roof

Attic Fans for Roof Exhaust are designed for function and energy savings.

AVP offers quality made roof exhaust fans that provide powerful air flow for optimal ventilation. Fans remove hot air and moisture mechanically and are used in a wide variety of applications. For example, attic fans can be used to ventilate homes and commercial warehouse spaces. Attic fans come with an optional thermostat and humidistat if required.

Product pages for featured fans: 14″ Attic Fan, 6″ Power Attic Ventilator and 14″Attic Fan with a Curb Mount Flange, designed for easy installation on a roof curb.

Attic Fan with Curb Mount Flange shown from bottom
Attic Fan with Curb Mount Flange shown from bottom
Attic Solar Fan Painted Brown, Installed on a Pitched Roof
Attic Solar Fan Painted Brown, Installed on a Pitched Roof

Receive Solar Powered Ventilation that runs directly off sunlight to make your home or building more energy efficient and comfortable.

These solar fans are built to be placed on pitched roofs, flat roofs and on roof curbs. You can purchase several fans to ventilate large areas if needed. By ventilating your roof or plenum, you will remove hot air in the summer and moisture during the winter. Rain, snow, insects & animals will not be able to get passed the metal louvers of these solar powered roof exhaust fans. Built out of aluminum these fans will not rust. Have your solar fan painted to match the color of your roof. Made in America, and all solar fans come with a 5 year warranty.

Solar Roof Exhaust Fan Painted Black
Solar Roof Exhaust Fan Painted Black

Roof Jack Vent Caps are built to attach to a duct, so you can exhaust out a fan without rain, snow or even insects from getting into your home or building.

The Round Back Roof Jack Vent Cap is made for pitched or steep sloped roofs while the Keepa Roof Jack Vent Cap is designed for flat or low sloped roofs. Both roof jack vent caps are ideal for ventilating bathroom fans and range hoods alike. All roof jacks are made of rust free aluminum, and come with a 2 inch tail pipe (adapter) that can be attached to your rigid or flex duct. The inner vertical louvers of the roof jack vent caps not only ventilate your duct effectively but also act as insect screen. Having a round design makes the roof jack vent caps aerodynamic; this allows them to deflect wind and objects carried by the wind. Different sizes and colors are available

Ventilation Systems Balance Intake and Exhaust

Flat Roof Ventilation diagram, Rooftop Ventilation, Intake Roof Vent and Exhaust Roof Vent Illustration on a Flat Roof
We are Experts in Balancing Exhaust and Intake in Ventilation Systems

Our Company Focus is on our Customers, but Roof Vents and Roof Ventilation Systems is what we manufacture.

Over 21 years experience using the forces of nature to help you ventilate. The following pages explain our ventilation systems, where all the components balance with each other, keeping attic spaces cool in the summer, dry in the winter.

Here is an article of a nearby installation of over 100 of our roof vents for a large commercial complex.

Martin Kolt President of AVP next to an installation in Teaneck, NJ - PVC roof

Martin Kolt standing next to the Pop Vent with a curb mount flange - installed on a wooden Roof Curb
This installation had pre-installed wooden roof curbs. This Pop Vent was installed in just a few minutes and this was done right before a major rainstorm.

Active Ventilation Brand

AVP's response to COVID-19

Ethan Kolt – Active Ventilation Products response to COVID-19

For over 30 years we have focused our engineering and creative prowess to make the best roof vents possible.

But our heart and passion has always been staying connected to our staff and customers. Helping others and giving back to our local community has always been our greatest accomplishment. 

A variety of exhaust and intake roof vents

AVP Video on Commercial Attic Vents. Featuring a Roof Vent only 8 Inches in Diameter for a Flat Roof

AVP Video on the Smallest Static Vents. Both with 3 Inch Diameter, One Vent with a 2 Inch Tall Collar, the other with a 4 Inch Tall Collar

In May of 2019, AVP’s president Martin Kolt began shooting informational roof vent videos like his brother Ethan. The goal in making these videos is to help answer questions many customers have about roof vents and to also support technicians out in the field. It is important that Martin shares his knowledge with AVP’s customers. After all, Martin has been supporting the roof ventilation industry for over 30 years. At work Martin with his team engineer better roof vent designs and also find new and innovative ways to help the end-user. Martin discovers ways to manufacture more efficiently and safely for his team. When Martin is not working on roof vent and roof vent accessory designs, he also acts as corporate liaison with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Texas Department of Insurance, and Florida State. Martin and Ethan are planning on releasing more videos later this year, with the goal in mind to create a video library of valued information that will be easily accessible. Martin and Ethan’s videos are available for viewing on AVP’s websiteFacebook and AVP’s YouTube channel.YouTube

Smallest Static Roof Vent in Diameter - 3 inch Round Back Roof Vent

Static Vent 3 inch in diameter

Round Back Static Roof Vent 3 inch in diameter is used for a wide variety of applications, such as bathroom fan or plumbing ventilation for example.

Different Roof Vent Sizes to Choose From

 Our Roof Vents range in size from 3 inches to 48 inches in diameter, while collar heights (the neck of the roof vents) range from 1 inch to 12 inches in height. Roof Vents are manufactured and engineered for every climate zone, and are customizable for every type of roof. Such as EPDM, TPO, PVC, Asphalt Shingle, Cedar Shake, Slate, Tile and more. We serve the Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Roofing Sectors.

Static Vent 3 inches in diameter technical drawing
Commercial Gravity Ventilator 48 inches in diameter with Curb Mount Flange

Largest Gravity Roof Vent in Diameter - 48 inch Aura Ventilator

Commercial Gravity Ventilator 48 inches in diameter with Curb Mount Flange

This Aura Gravity Roof Ventilator is 48 inches in diameter. A Roof Vent of this size is used for commercial or industrial applications. It is shown here with a curb mount flange.

All Roof Vents, Aura Gravity Ventilators, Pop Roof Louver Vents, Round Back Static Vents, Universal Dormer Vents & Keepa Attic Vents are UL Listed, Uphold to CAL FireFlorida State Approved, Texas Department of Insurance Approved & All Support IBC

Exhaust Roof Vents remove hot air from the attic in the summer and moisture from the attic in the winter. Roof Ventilation extends the life of your roof and can make your home or building more energy efficient. AVP form’s its roof vents out of heavy gauge aluminum so that they can hold up to the toughest weather conditions. Roof vents are also painted by powder coat instead of applying wet paint. This is done because powder coating paint lasts longer than conventional wet paint. It’s also not easy to powder coat roof vents. They are sprayed with special paint powder that sticks on to their metal surface. Then the roof vents are baked at 400 Degrees Fahrenheit. This process melts the paint powder giving the roof vents a painted look. Then once the roof vents cool, the paint cures and hardens. This process will make the painted roof vents look like new for many years longer than if they were painted with wet paint.

Commercial Gravity Ventilators & Industrial Roof Vents

Flat Roof Ventilation is the removal of hot air and moisture that collects in attics or plenums. Roof Vents need to have the proper vertical height requirements in order to be used on flat roofs. Some roof vents may need a curb mounted flange, if the roof vent is going to be installed on top of a roof curb. Flat roof ventilation is a niche that Active Ventilation Products (AVP) has supported and supplied for many years. AVP ensures that its roof vents and roof accessories install easily on membrane roofs and once installed, can add years of life to a roof membrane. AVP’s flat roof vents are manufactured specifically for flat roof ventilation. All flat roof vents including air intake vents and air exhaust vents are used together for balanced roof top ventilation.

The Universal Dormer Vent is a low profile off ridge roof vent that is designed for a pitched roof of 3:12 slope or greater. The Universal Dormer vent can be used as an air intake vent or as an air exhaust vent depending on where you install it on the roof.

The Universal design looks great on a shingle roof. When used as an exhaust vent, it is installed near the peak of the roof, where it allows heat and moisture to escape the attic. When placed at the low portion of the roof, it can be used as an air intake vent, similar to a soffit vent where it will allow in cool fresh air. UL listed, Texas Department of Insurance, Florida State listed and has CAL FIRE.

Commercial Roof Louvers & Industrial Roof Vents

Air Intake Roof Vents for Low Slope & Flat Roofs 2:12 and under.

In order to exhaust air, you need a fresh air intake!

Attic Vents, Roof Louvers and Static Vents that bring in fresh air to your attic enable your roof exhaust vents to work efficiently. This is accomplished by when you bring in fresh air to your attic or plenum you also pressurize that space so that there is air available to flush out the heat that can now escape through your roof exhaust vents. All commercial air intake roof vents have the vertical height requirement for flat roof ventilation and can also be made with a curb mount flange if your roof vent needs to be installed onto a roof curb. Roof vents can be made to connect to a duct with a tail piece adapter if you need make up air to a duct system as well. All roof vents have an aluminum construction; therefore they will not rust and are UL certified, Texas Department of Insurance, Florida State Approved and have CAL FIRE. Roof Vents are tested to withstand wind pressure speeds exceeding to 200 mph.

For Residential and Commercial Soffit Venting

Soffit Vents made are with a Multi Louver Design for optimal fresh air intake for the roof.

Constructed out of durable 22 gauge aluminum, all soffit vent louvers provide a 1/8th inch opening in between the blades, this keeps out insects, birds, and animals while allowing fresh air to move through the vent without any resistance. Available in an assortment of sizes and colors these soffit vents can be added anywhere under eave venting is needed.

Roof Jacks Vent Caps

For Ventilating a Duct 

Roof Jack Vent Caps are built to attach to a duct, so you can exhaust out a fan without rain, snow or insects from getting into your home or building.

The Round Back Roof Jack Vent Cap is made for pitched or steep sloped roofs while the Keepa Roof Jack Vent Cap is designed for flat or low sloped roofs. Both roof jack vent caps are ideal for ventilating bathroom fans and range hoods alike. All roof jacks are made of rust free aluminum, and come with a 2 inch tail pipe (adapter) that can be attached to your duct work. The inner vertical louvers of the roof jack vent caps not only ventilate your duct effectively but also act as insect screen. Having a round design makes the roof jack vent caps aerodynamic; this allows them to deflect wind and objects carried by the wind.

Retrofit (Replacement) Roof Vents, Solar Attic Fans & Vent Pipe Caps

Leave the old roof turbine vent base or pipe on the roof & replace it with an easy to install roof vent, attic fan or pipe cap.

Retrofit Roof Vents & Pipe Caps designed to fit over an existing roof vent base or pipe. 

It’s a great time to replace your old, worn out, noisy roof turbines with one of AVP’s roof vents, solar attic fans or vent pipe caps. AVP’s new roof vents, attic fans and caps remove excess heat and moisture from the attic or exhaust pipe. All roof accessories operate silently and are maintenance free. As an extra upgrade you can have the vent or fan painted to match the color of your roof or pipe.

 

PVC Pipe Caps & PVC Solar Fans

Gravity Air Exhaust & Air Intake Caps.

Solar Powered Exhaust 

Protect your PVC Pipes from the weather.

All PVC Vent Caps and Solar Fans can be used for commercial and residential applications. Exhaust caps and solar fans are remarkable for eliminating heat, moisture and off gassing, while the passive air intake caps allow for fresh air to enter the PVC Pipe without rain, snow or insects from entering. All PVC Vent Caps are made of rust free durable aluminum and can withstand harsh weather and wind pressure exceeding 200 mph

Commercial & Residential Attic Fans

Mechanical Roof Ventilation – For Ventilating Attics, Plenums or Ducts

Roof Exhaust Attic Fans designed for efficiency and energy savings year long.

Quality made roof exhaust fans provide powerful air flow for both residential and commercial applications. Remove hot air rapidly with mechanical attic ventilation. Roof Fans are used for both attics in homes and for cooling warehouse spaces. These heavy duty fans come with an optional thermostat and humidistat for personal preferences.

Residential Solar Roof Exhaust Fans

Solar Powered Fans – For releasing heat in the summer and moisture in the winter

Receive powered attic ventilation for free. The Round Back Solar Roof Exhaust Fan runs directly off of sunlight to make your home more energy efficient and comfortable.  These solar fans are affordably priced, so that you can purchase and install several fans to ventilate your entire attic. By ventilating your entire attic, you will help to remove hot air in the summer and the excessive humidity that collects during the winter. Rain, snow, insects & animals will not be able to get passed this solar roof exhaust fan because it is durable and made in America. Its all-aluminum construction will not rust, so it will look great on your roof for years to come. Have your fan painted to the color of your roof. There are many colors available to choose from.

Commercial Solar Exhaust Fans

Solar Powered Ventilation – For Flat or Low Sloped Roofs Needing Added Ventilation.

Solar Powered Fans – For Flat or Low Sloped Roods Needing Added Ventilation

Receive powered ventilation that runs directly off sunlight to make your building more energy efficient and comfortable. These solar fans are built to be placed on membrane roofs. You can choose from roof mount or curb mounted solar fans. You can purchase and install several fans to ventilate large areas if needed. By ventilating your roof or plenum, you will help to remove hot air in the summer and the excessive humidity that collects during the winter. Rain, snow, insects & animals will not be able to get passed these solar roof exhaust fans because they are durable and quality made in America. There all-aluminum construction will not rust, so they will look great on your roof for years to come. Have your solar fan painted to match the color of your roof.

Active Ventilation Products Inc. (AVP) manufactures Mobile Home Roofing and Whole House Ventilation Products specifically for HUD, FEMA & Modular Home Builders. Dave Carter & Associates, AVP’s National Distributor to the “Housing Industry” has locations all across the country has been deemed “Essential”.

Why Install Roof Vents? (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is roof or attic ventilation?

The goal of roof ventilation is to provide a means of allowing outside air to enter and exit attics and ventilated spaces, so that heat and moisture can leave the building envelope.

What is a roof vent?

A roof vent is an engineered structure that is typically rigid and has two primary functions. First, to allow air to travel through it, and second to prevent insects, rain, snow and any wind-blown debris (including burning embers) from passing through it.

What is a roof vent used for?

Roof vents are used for the purpose of air intake and air exhaust. Having vents of both types installed is required by IBC International Building Code and all local municipalities for steep slope roofs.

What are (air) intake roof vents?

Air intake vents are used to allow outside air to enter into attics. Intake vents should be located low on the roof, or along the lowest eave or soffit of the roof assembly. Intake vents are best when used in conjunction with roof exhaust vents.

(Source: NRCA)

Below are names and pictures of commonly used air intake vents:

  • Dormer Vents
UV-45 Universal vents on a shingle roof
  • Soffit vents
Group of soffit vents, width of 10in.
  • Roof Louver
Roof Louver in brown for roof exhaust
  • Static Vents are non-motorized roof vents
Roof Vents Survive Hurricane Hermine in Florida
  • Passive Vents are non-motorized vents
Installed Aura Vent Metal Roof

Common problem with soffit vents (most popular air intake design)

All intake vents should be installed on the low end of the roof or under the eaves. Since soffit vent are installed under the eaves they run the risk of being blocked off on the interior side of the vent by attic insulation. This problem can be averted by doing a visual inspection of the attic from the inside to make sure that all soffit vents are not blocked off by insulation, storage items and or other materials.  original image

Another way to avoid soffit vents from being blocked is to install baffles. Baffles are placed between rafters keeping insulation from blocking air from the soffit vent below.  original image

In general intake vents should be designed and installed to prevent precipitation, animals and insects from entering the attic space.

NRCA does not recommend the use of drip edge vents as intake vents in northern climates where there is a likelihood of ice damming.

(Source: NRCA)

inside an attic pointing out lack of baffles
Properly installed baffles shown in attic
Roof Vents diagram of Heat and Moisture flow in an attic
What is roof ventilation (for steep slope)?

Proper roof ventilation consists of air intake at low points and air exhaust on the high points of the roof. This design system works off of nature’s thermal dynamic, a process called Diurnal Convection original image

(Source: ResearchGate)

Below are some common types of roof exhaust vents:

Static Vents

Static Vents are roof vents that are non-motorized vents can be used as a roof exhaust vents or roof intake vents depending where on the roof they are installed. For roof exhaust they are placed near the peak of the roof and for intake they are placed on the lower portion of the roof.
Below are pictures of common static roof vents also called passive roof vents and gravity roof vents.  original image 

quality roof vents on a metal shingle install
Aura roof ventilator installed on a sloped shingle roof
Turbine Vents

Turbine vents and other similar vents rely on wind to rotate the turbine’s fan blades. The spinning of the blades by design rotate to keep out rain and snow, not to expedite the ventilation capacity like may people believe. (Source: NRCA)
Read our article comparing the typical turbine vent to our Aura Ventilator!

Turbine vs Aura Vent - Aura Vents Vs Turbines

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