How to Choose the Right Wall Cap

• • building envelope, HVAC, product focus, rainscreen, vents

Venting through walls is often the easiest way to intake fresh air or exhaust fumes from a house. But making any hole in the exterior can compromise the integrity of the building envelope. To prevent the entry of water and stop air leaks, use a strong and watertight wall cap. Wall caps can be manufactured […]

How to choose a roof vent

• • product focus, Uncategorized, vents

Colder weather means it’s time to think about the condition of roof vents, which have just withstood a hot summer. They were baked by the sun and blasted with UV rays. Now they are faced with the prospect of heavy rain, high winds, snow and hail. It’s a good idea to get up on the […]

6 Advantages Plastic Has Over Metal

• • product focus, safety, vents

When looking at ventilation covers and grilles, the number one question to ask is what is the best material. In the past, metal presented a good option, as cheap plastic often didn’t stand up to the task. Nowadays, thanks to advances in technology, plastic resin is the clear choice for a number of reasons.   […]

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Choosing the right vent cap for a soffit

• • Construction methods, HVAC, product focus

When choosing a spot to place an HVAC intake or exhaust vent, soffits can provide a convenient solution. The eaves of a roof can be used to help hide vent caps, and also play a vital role in proper attic ventilation. Still, it’s important for builders to carefully consider the purpose of a vent before […]

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Which plastic is right for vent covers?

• • Construction methods, Heating, HVAC, product focus

Plastic is one of the most versatile materials on earth. Think about all of the things we use every day that contain plastic: phones, cars, computers, televisions all contain some, but it’s used even more in our homes. We rely on it for everything from insulating the wires in our walls, water pipes, window frames, […]

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Advice from rainscreen experts on new installs

• • building envelope, Construction methods, product focus

For many North American construction companies, rainscreens still represent a bit of a mystery. Finding experts in the field can be a challenge, but they do exist.  In places like coastal Oregon and British Columbia, thousands of sealed building envelopes have been created with a breathable, capillary gap beneath the siding to allow water to drain […]

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Don’t let a wall cap destroy your rainscreen

• • Construction methods, product focus

Rainscreens are a great way to protect homes from the elements, but even the best engineered systems can be compromised when you start cutting holes in walls.  Things like windows and vent caps create spots where water can seep behind the membrane inside a rainscreened wall. Careful installation is vital to keeping moisture on the […]

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Why duct cleaners need easy-to-access HVAC systems

• • health focus, product focus

Just like building technologies, maintenance practices are constantly changing and should be carefully monitored. One of the home upkeep services currently growing in popularity is duct cleaning. Increasing awareness of allergies, air quality, and perceived risks associated with clogged vents is driving concern and action on the part of homeowners. Mechanical contractors, builders and industry suppliers […]

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Range Hood Exhaust Fans are a Match with Plastic Exhaust Vents

• • product focus, safety

Installation of an exhaust fan above a stove is a critical step in creating safe and enjoyable kitchens. Ideally, those fans will exhaust smells, smoke, water vapour and other gases to the outside. The idea is simple, but choosing the right materials to include in your design is not always easy. Most jurisdictions have strict standards […]

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Five Ways to Improve Your Duct Termination

• • product focus

Routing HVAC ductwork can be a complicated challenge, but your troubles aren’t over when you reach the end of a duct in a wall or ceiling. You still need to cap it off with a vent or grille cover such as the Primex Whisper Grille.  Working in tight spaces can make achieving a clean finish […]

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How a CFM fan rating affects ventilation

• • product focus

Moisture is a constant enemy in a home.  Too much will create mold and other problems.  Too little will aggravate allergies and create static electric shocks.  Active venting is one important way you can help manage the water in the air. The bathroom can often be a home’s greatest source of moisture issues.  Every day […]