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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® QualifiedNo
    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
  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by product name replaced old fan 25 + years old so far so good works as expected if it lasts 25 years I will be happy September 5, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by 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! July 4, 2014
    Rated 4 out of 5 by 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. July 20, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. April 29, 2014
    Rated 1 out of 5 by The 35316 exhibits a horrible vibration that shakes the entire house. Great potential if only the fan was balanced at the factory. Vibration is horrible. April 23, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to install and relatively quiet This power ventilator is rather easy to install on a cool day. A cool day is easier on the installer and on the shingles. This ventilator was installed in the early spring with the temperature setting on about 100. As a consequence, it did not operate until several months later. One evening I noted a noise on the roof and sure enough the power ventilator was operating as it should. Later in the evening it was OFF. As it is now March 2014, the unit is OFF and very quiet. March 13, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Much Improved Product This model replaced an older Broan ventilator installed around 15 years ago. This newer model is much quieter, has a better thermostat adjustment and is definitely more efficient. March 10, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by A Fan Bargain I bought this attic fan to cool down the second story of my home, especially when the AC is running. Installation was straightforward, and it really works well. Temps are noticeably cooler on the second floor. I can hear the fan when it's running, but the sound isn't annoying. All in all, a great fan for a reasonable price. July 18, 2011
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    Can disable the thermostat and simply install a wall switch?

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    The fan chews up an enormous amount of energy when it is left running at 90 degrees - and when I'm not home I don't want it running.

    Can I disable the thermostat and simply install a switch in my garage to turn the fan on and off?

    If so ... how do I disable the thermostat?

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    Thank you for your question on the model 35316 gable mounted attic exhaust fan. The installation instructions are available for download from our web site. There are optional wiring instructions for switches to turn off the power to the fan and to override the power to the fan. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
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    Is Broan 356BK attic ventilator (1600 CFM) designed and recommended for cedar shake roof.

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    I am looking for a power attic ventilator for my cedar shake roof. Most manufactures I contacted told me their power attic ventilators are not recommended for cedar shake roof because there isn't enough clearance between the shake and the bottom of the dome to allow air to escape freely.
    I would like to know if Broan 356BK attic ventilator (1600 CFM) is designed and recommended for cedar shake roof. Thanks.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 356BR roof mounted attic ventilator. The 356BR is designed to be mounted on standard shingle roofing. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
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    Broan attic ventilator 356BK - Is it both thermostat and humidistat controlled?

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    I am interested in the Broan 356BK attic ventilator (1600 CFM). Is it both thermostat and humidistat controlled?

    Does it have a METAL Insect/Critter Screen?

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    Thank you for your questions regarding the Broan 356BK attic ventilation fan. The vent fan can be controlled either by a temperature control or a dehumidistat, but not both. The unit is also fitted with a mesh bird screen.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 35316 gable mounted attic ventilation exhaust fan. The 35316 does not need a dedicated circuit and will only draw a total of 3.9 amps. Depending what else is on the circuit, a 15 amp circuit should be sufficient.
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    Broan 356 built-in thermostat

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    I am interested in the Broan 356BK attic ventilator (1600 CFM). I read the FAQ’s, product overview, and specifications but these do not mention if the 356 model has a built-in thermostat and the accessories include a thermostat? I would like to know before I order it. Thank you.
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    Thank you for your question on the Broan model 356BK powered attic ventilator. Yes, this model will come with a built-in adjustable thermostat.
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