What is a Vent Well?
A vent well is a component of the house skirting on a manufactured or mobile home. House skirting is the material used – often concrete board or plastic – that creates a sealed perimeter around the home. It usually extends from the bottom of the siding of the home down to the dirt.
The purpose of house skirting is to create a barrier to keep pests and rodents out from the underside of a home and also to give the home a more finished look. Many homeowners like house skirting ideas that give their home a more aesthetic appeal. Most importantly, house skirting is important because it saves the home from potentially expensive mouse and rat damage.
Why Do I Need Vents?
However, the underside of the home needs air; it must be allowed to breathe. That’s where venting and vent wells come into play. Vents are built into the house skirting system to allow air to enter and escape from the underside of the home. They let air out without letting rodents in to nest and cause damage. Furthermore, a vent well is a specific component of the vent.
Vent Wells Vs. Other Vents
A vent well creates an undisturbed space around the vent to allow it to breathe. Oftentimes, manufactured and mobile home owners like having a cement slab poured and having it come right up to their front door. The slab can help eliminate the need for steps.
The vent well prevents the actual vent from being covered up by the cement. It comes up from the vent and allows air to escape the underside of the home. Without it, the vent wouldn’t be properly exposed and the home wouldn’t be allowed to breathe. A vent well is a necessary component of house skirting in order to give the vent space to breathe.
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We at DURASKIRT™ will answer any questions you have, share information about house skirting, or help direct your concerns or inquiries. Our house skirting is uniquely designed in such a way that it doesn’t require a vent well but still allows homes to breathe without letting rodents in to cause damages. Give us a call at (360)419-9909 and we’ll be happy to speak with you.