Frequently Asked Question

What prevents turbines from leaking?
Last Updated 9 years ago

When turbines are properly installed with a balanced system of intake and exhaust, they should not allow any weather infiltration.

The turbine has twenty-one (21) air-foil curved vanes with rolled edges to deflect water.  The rolled edges are designed to force the water to run down the vanes & not into the attic.  Air-foil means a body designed to provide a desired reaction force when in motion relative to the surrounding area.  To summarize, the turbine should be turning at all times when there is outside air movement.

The centrifugal force of the turbine also prevents leakage.  Centrifugal force is the force that tends to impel a thing or parts of a thing, such as rain, outward from a center of rotation, such as the bearing/shaft assembly in the turbine.

It is important that the unit be sealed with roofing cement around all seams, nails, and under the flashing.  The part of the flashing that is facing the roof peak should be installed underneath the shingles and the bottom part should be overlapping the shingles.  Sealing in this manner prevents water from entering the attic under the flashing.  

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