Patent Number: 7,765,750

Title: Reconfigurable attic air vent

Abstract: Attic vents and methods of their use and manufacture are provided. The air vent of this invention includes an bottom panel member, a pair of side rails and a plurality of support members that connect the bottom to the side rails. The vent is foldable to allow portions of it to lie substantially flat during shipping, and to be deployed at the work site. The foldable configuration allows the vent to be pre-attached to an insulation batt using glue or other fastening means, and then folded and compressed along with the insulation batt for shipping. When deployed at the work site and installed in a roof structure along with the insulation batt, the vent defines at least one channel on the roof facing side thereof, for directing ventilated air from a soffit region of the roof to the roof peak.

Inventors: Duncan; Richard S. (Royersford, PA)

Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation

International Classification: E04B 7/00 (20060101); F24F 7/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/03/12018