Ventilating Parapet Walls is crucial when it comes to the health of the building structure. They are prone to collecting moisture and tend to require a lot of maintenance. Unlike standard exterior walls, parapet walls are exposed to the outside elements on three sides. They are also often connected to the interior space through gaps in the structure due to wiring. As a result, this introduces warm, moist, air into the wall which can lead to condensation. This would then lead to mold or rot. To avoid this issue, it's important to have proper ventilation. This will allow for any excess heat and moisture to escape, furthermore, preventing moisture buildup.
AVP's Universal Vents can play a number of roles when it comes to ventilating air. They often work as both exhaust and intake roof vents, however, they are perfect for ventilating parapet walls. These vents are quick and easy to install. First, cut a rectangular slot between the two studs. Second, apply a sealant to the underside of the flanges. Then lastly, slide the upper flange under the parapet cap flashing. Make sure to align the ribs of the vent with the opening. If you are installing multiple vents, each vent should be at least 12 inches apart.
To determine the number of vents you may need for the space you have, please see the Vent Calculator. For further details, please see the installation instructions for the corresponding size.
In addition to its functionality, AVP's Universal Vents have a low-profile design that looks pleasing on shingle roofs and parapet walls. The 1/8 inch opening between the horizontal louvers keeps out precipitation and wildlife while allowing air to move freely. Powder coating is available to match the color of the parapet walls. For any questions, email the sales team at [email protected] or call 845-565-7770.