Everything You Wanted to Know About Foundation Vents

In theory, you home would bring quality air into your home and remove bad air from your home automatically. In reality, the process requires some facilitation on your part. Luckily, quality foundation vents are available at an affordable price and are easy to install.

Are foundation vents necessary?

A question we hear quite often at FAMCO is, “Are foundation vents necessary?” Without quality foundation vents to circulate the flow of clean, fresh air, you will most likely see an impact on the wood and metal in your home. If you have found mildew, it’s most likely too late. Foundation vents play an important role as they allow outside air to circulate under the floor in summer to prevent the moisture buildup that encourages mildew and rot. In the winter, air tends to be a bit drier and the vents are closed to reduce the chance that the pipes in the crawl space might freeze. For those of you with allergies, mildew and bacteria growing inside your home will be especially bothersome to you. It’s time to invest in quality foundation vents that will ensure that you and your family are breathing in fresh, quality air throughout the seasons. High Quality Foundation Vents

If you're remodeling your home...

If you are remodeling your home, it’s quite possible that you’ve never even noticed the foundation vents in your home before. Foundations are rectangular metal vents that sit just above the dirt line on the exterior of your home. With a little level, they can be pulled open and shut. In tight crawl spaces where air doesn’t circulate, a foundation vent allows for some passive airflow, creating cleaner and fresher air.

Not all foundation vents are made with equal quality

It’s important to understand that not all foundation vents are made with equal quality. FAMCO is one of the largest manufacturers of air ventilation products in the Pacific Northwest. In business since 1989, we have helped thousands of customers find a foundation vent that will fit perfectly. FAMCO’s VA Louvered Foundation Vent is available in aluminum and is available in three sizes to ensure there is something for everyone.

What can you expect with a FAMCO foundation vent?

The aluminum vent promotes free air movement in your crawl space or attic, which is the part of the house where most of our customers need foundation vents the most. If you’re curious about what a foundation vent can do for your home, let the experts at FAMCO walk you through the benefits!