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Definition of Gable Vent

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Gable Vent

A louver mounted in the top of the gable to allow the passage of air through the attic.



Related Terms:

Conventional Mortgage

A mortgage that does not exceed 80% of the purchase price of the home. Mortgages that exceed this limit must be insured against default, and are referred to as high-ratio mortgages (see below).


Attic Ventilators

Screened openings in houses to allow for ventilation of an attic space.


Crawlspace Vent

An opening to allow the passage of air through the unexcavated area under a first floor. Ideally there should be at least two vents per crawlspace.


Eave Vent

vent opening located in the soffit under the eaves of a house to allow the passage of air through the attic and out the roof vents.


Gable End Wall

The triangular end of an exterior wall above the eaves formed under a gable roof.



Gable Roof

A roof that consists of two sloping planes that meet at the ridge or peak. The planes are supported at their ends by triangular, upward extensions of walls known as gables.


Ridge Vent

A vent mounted along the entire ridge line of the roof to allow the passage of air through the attic or cathedral ceiling.


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Roof Vent

A louver or small dome mounted near the ridge of the roof to allow the passage of air through the attic.


Ventilation

Creates a positive flow of air that allows the house to "breathe" and helps prevent moisture build-up year-round.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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