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Gable End Vent
Gable end vents are vents that are installed in the front and/or back of the house at the attic or top level. These vents are often decorative as well as functional and can be made of aluminum, vinyl or composite material. As a general rule, one square foot of vent is required for every 144 square feet of attic space.
Vents are important to your home in both winter and summer. During the winter, they help to keep water vapor from collecting in your attic and compromising the ceiling joists of your home. In the summer, the vents help to keep the attic temperature in check so that your central air conditioning system doesn't have to work any harder than necessary. A home inspector will check to see that the vents are large enough for the amount of attic space in your home and that the vents are properly placed and installed.