Washroom Exhaust Vent
An exhaust vent is used to let the moist air out of the washroom. There is a flap in front of this type of vent which stops the cold air from entering the washroom during winter months.
A poorly connected exhaust vent pipe is one of the significant causes of moisture inside the attic and mold under the plywood. We always ensure that the pipe connecting the washroom fan to the exhaust vent is insulated and taped correctly to prevent any moisture from leaking into the attic.
Our team is highly professional in handling all kinds of issues regarding exhaust vents.
How to identify an issue with the exhaust vent?
If you feel excessive moisture in the washroom or see water droplets on the ceiling, it could be due to the exhaust vent not functioning correctly.
Water stains on the washroom ceiling near the fan or around the corners are another sign of some issue with the exhaust vent.
What are the common issues with exhaust vents?
The pipe connecting the washroom fan to the roof exhaust vent must be insulated to prevent condensation from filling up the pipe. This pipe should also be connected and sealed correctly on both ends so that no moisture could leak into the attic.
Some people make the mistake of connecting the exhaust pipe vertically straight, which causes residue moisture to drop on the fan as soon as you turn the fan off.
What are the different types of exhaust vents?
There are many different types of exhaust vents available in the market. Regular-size plastic exhaust vents are the most commonly used. Other variations are available such as metal exhaust vent, gooseneck, Max CT4, etc.
We have discussed these in detail in our roofing guide. Please check it out.