Do not cover your attic vent turbine for the winter
November 20, 2000
Question from: Robert
Should I cover my attic vent turbine for the winter or not (in past I've been told to cover it with a plastic yard garbage bag.)
Turbines are installed to control air venting in the roof cavity allowing heat and moisture to be exhausted. Covering them with plastic defeats the purpose. So, in answer to your question, no, do not cover the turbine but bear in mind it is most important to draft proof your home on the ceiling. Call 1-800-387-2000 to obtain a free copy of an Air Leakage brochure.