Steel Building Ventilation

Ridge vents

Ridge vents are the most economical vent system available for metal buildings. These vents are mounted to the peak of your roof where all the hot air can escape the building. Vents can be purchased with dampers that can be opened or closed depending on the outside temperature. Ridge vents are available with a 9″ or 12″ wide opening and are 10′ long.

MBMI supplies ridge vents with a bird screen to keep them from nesting. Rain and snow will not enter the building due to the unique design of these vents.

Typically, one vent per bay is used but these versatile vents are can be attached and run continuously to maximum ventilation. Ridge vents are available in over 20 different colors. The base metal is galvalume, which is a zinc-aluminum coating that provides excellent corrosion resistance. These vents come with a standard 40-year paint warranty.

Louver vents

Louver vents provide very economical ventilation for steel buildings. These vents are mounted to the walls of your building and can be combined with ridge vents or turbo vents.

Wall louvers will act as intake vents while the roof vents will act like exhaust vents. Vents can be purchased with fixed or adjustable louvers depending on your application. Vents are available in all sizes and come standard with either bird or insect screens to keep your building pest-free. Electric fans can be attached to these vents to provide additional air movement.

Louver vents are available in over 20 different colors. The base metal is galvalume, which is a zinc-aluminum coating that provides excellent corrosion resistance. These vents come with a standard 40-year paint warranty.

Round turbine vents

With a round turbine vent, the method of installing it is on top of the roof. Wind power is used to disperse the hot, humid air out from the top of the building. the vent spins around as the wind passes through them- in fact, it is very sensitive to any sort of breeze. 

Round turbine vents are a great alternative to ridge vents when there is not enough space to place it on the roof. 

These vents are considered to be passive, meaning there is not energy needed to have the ventilation working. This is a great way to save some cash. With that being said, another great quality is that they will last for many years to come. 

Cupola

Cupolas are perfect accessory for you steel barn, riding arena or agricultural building. Our cupolas are available with louvered sides or window sides. You can select from a 24″ footprint all the way up to a large 48″ footprint. Aluminum weather vanes are also available to top off your cupola.

 These cupolas fit great right at the peak of your building. Cupola kits comes with hardware and flashing for easy, simple installation