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356BRAttic Ventilator, Brown Dome, 1600 CFM.

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  • Roof matching domes means ventilation is less noticeable.

    Too often, attic ventilation is overlooked, not to mention ignored as a place for energy savings. That’s where Broan solutions make sense. Consider this: air trapped in your attic can easily reach 150 degrees or more. With Broan ventilation solutions, it’s still a full 60 degrees cooler in the attic on a 90 degree day. That’s why attic ventilation is critical to making any home more comfortable while lowering energy costs. Air conditioners can run less and won’t have to work as hard. Humid, stagnant air can be removed, drawing fresh dry air across the surfaces. Your attic can be drier and cooler – the perfect tools to help fight potential moisture damage.

    Each PVC dome is available in three popular performance ratings along with two metal dome models. Select one that best suits the attic size and shingle color.

    • Attic Size: Up to 2285 sq. ft.
    • Amps: 8.0
    • CFM: 1600
    • Height: 8"
    • Dome Diameter: 23-1/4"
    • Dome Material: PVC
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  • Effective attic ventilation requires air to exit at or near the peak of the roof and replacement air to be drawn in under the eaves of the house, via soffit venting. The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) recommends that powered attic ventilators provide at least 10 air changes per hour to equalize attic temperature.

    Use our Attic Ventilation Calculator to determine the recommended ventilation needs for your attic. Click here to begin.

  • CertificationsHVI
    CFM1600
    Dome ColorBrown
    Dome Dimensions23-1/4" Diameter
    Dome Height from Roof8"
    Dome MaterialPVC
    ENERGY STAR® certified productNo
    Fan Blade4 Blade Steel
    Housing Dimensions22-1/4" x 22-1/4"
    Insect/Critter ScreenYes
    Installation TypeRoof Mount
    Maximum Amperage8
    Maximum Voltage120
    MotorSplit Capacitor
    Optional ControlsYes
    Power Type120 VAC
    Remote Solar Panel/Dome Height from RoofN/A
    Roof Opening - DepthN/A
    Roof Opening - HeightN/A
    Roof Opening - Width14-3/8" Diameter
    RPM1500
    Solar Panel MakeupN/A
    Solar Panel WattsN/A
    SonesN/A
    Warranty1 Year Parts
  • 356BR is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product Nice fan matched the color of my roof works fine turns on & off when needed, except I had to change the thermostat I added a humidistat to it. The other thing the location of the thermostat is under the fan so when it rains it splashes on the thermostat & rots faster, dont like that, I purchased this fan before, so I know, Broan should have a made better thermostat cover to protect the inner parts of the thermostat.
    Date published: 2017-04-08
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Makes alot of noise Great fan except it's incredibly noisy. When it's on you can hear it from any room in the house. It does pull alot of air and looks nice but it's a headache to have on. It's pretty dissappointing to go through the hassle of hiring an installer just for it to be so noisy. I'm overal not happy with the fan because of this one key defect.
    Date published: 2016-08-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Doesn't last as long as they used to Put 2 of these in in 1980. Both lasted till 2010 (30 years). Of the two, one stopped running at all and the other still ran OK but it had gotten noisy and the neighbor paid for a replacement. One of those I put in in 2010 has now failed (6 years). I don't know if it was just a bad one or if the manufacturing quality changed between 1980 and 2010. I suspect it did. I'm not sure any other brand would be any better as I suspect they are all now manufactured in cheap labor countries with marginal quality assurance and least expensive materials. So, I'll be ordering a new one of the same model so I can just replace the fan and control unit from inside the attic without having to muck around with roof shingles to replace the whole housing that I'd have to do with a different brand or model..
    Date published: 2016-07-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great job for about 8 years My fan died after about 8 years. Other than that it worked just fine. Could not be more pleased, all motors die sooner or later. Considering the extreme attic temperatures I was surprised it lasted over 4 years. For the price at Lowe’s you can’t beat it. Off to get another one!
    Date published: 2016-05-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from product name replaced old fan 25 + years old so far so good works as expected if it lasts 25 years I will be happy
    Date published: 2014-09-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 35316 works as designed I purchased a house where the two old gable fans no longer were operational. I found the 35316 on-line at Amazon.com and ordered two fans. My contractor installed them with light switches so I could manually turn them off without using the built-in thermostats. As it turns out, one of the fans failed to work when I turned it on. The contractor checked that there was power to the fan. I called Broan and they immediately sent me a new thermostat and motor. As it turned out, the original motor was defective - DOA, but the thermostat was OK. I unbolted the fan from the housing and disconnected the wiring and installed the replacement motor into the housing and reconnected the wiring. The customer service person was very helpful telling me that I needed about 4 square feet venting/fan for each fan to operate properly and that I should set the thermostat to about 30 degrees above the normal room temperature for each attic. This was very useful since the fan that was working was on all the time because I set the thermostat temperature too low at 80 degrees causing the fan to stay on all the time. Broan makes good stuff! My stove top exhaust fan is still in perfect condition after 50 years of service. I highly recommend Broan for the quality of their products and honoring their warranties.
    Date published: 2014-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful enough to get the job done! Bought this as a exact replacement. We live in the south and an attic fan is a must! We have a 6 in 12 pitch roof, plenty of draw space for this fan. This house does not have gable end vents but has properly vented soffits and vinyl clad porch ceilings. It gets plenty of cool air pulled into the attic. BE SURE TO HAVE UNBLOCKED VENTING for this fan! It has made a huge differance in the a/c bill. This is a very powerful exhaust fan (8 amp motor) and it will be a little noisy. You get used to it. There are days in the upper 90's that it will run 12 hours or more. I have it set at about 110 to 115 degrees. The instructions will tell you that it cools to 10 degrees below the starting temp before it turns off. Be sure not to have it set to low. Think about it, if your outside temp does not cool down in the evenings it will continue to run to reach this 10 degrees below start temp. The attics can get brutal here in the south. I made the mistake of setting the temp to low on my first setting of the thermastat and had to re visit the attic to adjust it up some. I would suggest that you put it on a switch up in the attic close to the installation point of the fan. It sure does make it easy to service or replace in the future. It was a perfect fit into the existing casement for the old one. Did not have to remove the fan housing from the roof. Sure it was a little rough working with it above your head in the attic standing on the trusses but it was very do-able. I read on a couple of the reviews that it can be replaced from the outside of the roof also by removing the top cover if your screws aren't to badly rusted. You still may find yourself in the attic to hook up the wiring. IT IS NOISY! GET USED TO IT. It is to be expected with this type of a fan. It totally out ways the benifits of what this will do for your cooling bill! I believe our attic is about 2300 square feet and is properly insulated and the soffit vents are not blocked by any insulation. With that being said there is only one of these needed in our attic. If the noise is a concern I would suggest you check into a gable end attic fan. Most of the time they are larger and quieter. As for the life expectancy of this fan I can not yet say ( the original one was burnt out when we purchased this house), I have had this one in for 3 months now. I would highly recommend this fan!
    Date published: 2014-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The attic fan has great features The instructions are helpful and make for an enjoyable install. I am wiring in the thermostat bypass and fan motor switches. I am looking forward to the first summer with an attic fan and expecting the house to be more comfortable.
    Date published: 2014-04-30
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  • Thermostatically controlled

    Does this fan have a thermostat so it will come on automatically? Is that is what is considered other controls?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for your inquiry. You might be hearing a back draft damper that is being affected by over pressurization of your house on a windy day. It would help us to know the model number of your product which can be found above the grille on the ceiling. If you cannot remove the grille, contact us in the Technical Service Department at 1-800-637-1453 for further assistance with your questions. We'll be happy to assist you.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2013-10-23

    I am going to replace my exisiting solar attic fan # 3555SO with an electric fan. Can I swap the fans and install in the existing fan housing?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for your question on the model 356BK. The solar and the electric attic fan lines are totally different sizes and parts are not interchangeable. Please feel free to contact the Technical Service department at 1-800-637-1453 with more questions.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2013-10-23

    15 amp breaker

    I just installed this Gable fan in my garage and it keeps tripping my breaker. This is rated for 3.4 amps and there is only 1 light on the same line which is an LED light. The fan was running for several hours before it tripped the breaker. Now it trips the breaker the second it starts. I'm wondering if it could be a bad motor causing it to pull to much and tripping the breaker. Has anyone else had this issue?
    Asked by: BigParm
    Thank you for your question on the model 353 gable mounted attic exhaust fan. From your description it sounds like a wiring problem or defective unit. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-07-06

    what is the warranty on this model 353 fan

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for your question on the model 353 attic ventilator. The 353 has a one year limited warranty.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2013-10-23

    There is a problem with the thermostat which would not go on at 120 on an 80 degree day.

    Now it has been set on 110 degrees and it was 80 degrees today and it did not come on at all. My previous Broan fan would have come on and it was set at 120 degrees. What would you suggest that I do? Is the fan defective? Thank you.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    set the thermostat to 90 degrees if you want fan to run at 80 degrees you must set the thermostat to 80 and below
    Answered by: Rudy11
    Date published: 2015-03-07
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