JOPLIN, Mo. – August 25, 2010 – TAMKO customers can now harness the power of the sun to potentially lower their energy costs and prolong the life of their roofs. It's all possible through TAMKO's newest product offering: the Solar Attic Vent.
"When you consider how hot the temperature can get inside your attic, it's easy to see why proper ventilation is so important," said Alex Hines, corporate director of marketing. "Under‐ventilated attic space can lead to higher cooling costs and the accelerated aging of shingles. This vent starts up as soon as the sun comes up, so that heat and moisture doesn't get the chance to build up in the attic."
TAMKO's new solar vent combines the beauty of an unobtrusive unit and the benefits of a solar‐powered system. It comes with a 6‐year limited warranty on parts and a 2‐year limited warranty on the motor. See the limited warranty at tamko.com for complete details. The TAMKO Solar Attic Vent features:
- A 20‐watt solar panel that ventilates up to 1,600 square feet that operates from dusk to dawn without having to prop the panel toward the sun. The unit is made with tempered glass.
- A high‐performance housing molded with UV‐stabilized ABS color‐dyed plastic to prevent damage from sunlight and provide stability. It may be painted to match the roof color.
- Heavy‐duty motor with whisper‐quiet direct‐current variable‐voltage, 1‐36 VDC sealed ball bearings, hardened stainless steel shaft and zinc‐plated steel motor housing, all dynamically balanced for excellent performance.
- A 1/8" heavy‐gauge stainless steel screen that provides protection from insects and animals without impeding airflow.
- A 12"‐diameter one‐piece aluminum 5‐blade fan operates with no harmonic noise.
- An optional cold‐weather thermostat (purchased separately) that automatically disengages the fan when the temperature falls below 50°F. This is particularly useful in regions that experience a significant amount of cold dry air.
Customers can choose from four different mounting options for the vent, including an option that allows the solar panel and the vent to be installed in separate locations.