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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 4.4 out of 5 by 25.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from last fan lasted 15yrs hope this one does also little noisy but thats ok tells me it is working great install easy to do little noisy but nothing to bad last fan lasted 15yrs hope this one does also moves a lot of air which is good when its hot out keeps my second story cooler highly recommend
    Date published: 2017-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from the model is quiet working now and I cant really hear it. I had a electrician install the fan on the roof. Its seald and up and running I cant hear it , I hope this will hel cool down the attic in the hot humid days of summer. I selected Broan because of its name and reviews.
    Date published: 2017-08-03
    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 5 out of 5 by from Great Service I bought this a couple months ago and it worked great for for 3-4 days until the thermostat got stuck. Venting Direct promptly sent a replacement unit and it has been working very well since. Excellent customer service.
    Date published: 2016-07-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great investment My house is right at 1800 sq ft..went up to this next size..could be why it is a little more noise than I had planned for..not bad but you v Can hear it in the back yard and certain rooms in the house. My son installed it..he had previously installed one on his Home and a friends..took about an hour and a half to do...makes an unbelievable difference in cooling. Wish I would have done it years ago. Would highly recommend it to Anyone in areas of high temps...I live in southern Oregon where summers are very warm great product
    Date published: 2016-06-18
    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
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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: Mike
    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: Chops
    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: Glennmnc
    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: Kristi
    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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