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Flood Vents Protect Homes in Flood Zones.

Smart Vents save homeowners 83% on average off their flood premium!

Flood Vents protect houses and buildings in floodplains by preventing hydrostatic pressure buildup that can destroy walls and foundations. This mitigation technique is referred to as Wet Floodproofing. Wet Floodproofing utilizes Engineered Flood Vents to protect houses and buildings during floods. Flood Vents prevent water pressure from building up between the inside and outside of a structure during a flood. It is this pressure difference that can destroy walls and foundations. Utilizing strategically place flood vents allows floodwater to freely flow through an enclosure such as a crawlspace or garage.

Flood vents are required in any residential building constructed in Flood Zone Type A that has an enclosed area below the Base Flood Elevation Smart Vent Flood Vents are Engineered Openings and are certified to meet all Building Codes, FEMA Regulations, and NFIP Flood Insurance Requirements. Founded in 2001, all products are made in the United States out of Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel. We are fully committed to ideals of responsible corporate citizenship, and making efforts to educate consumers, design professionals, and government officials on floodplain management techniques.

Smart Vent Products, Inc. is the worldwide leading manufacturer of foundation flood venting systems and takes pride in having a FEMA-Accepted and ICC-ES Certified flood vent product line. Architects, Builders, Code Officials, Engineers, Homeowners, Insurance Agents, Realtors, and Surveyors are all turning to Smart Vent Foundation Flood Vents to protect homes from the devastation and destruction that floods can cause. Smart Vent offers a full line of models to fit any application, residential or commercial:


The Dual Function Smart Vents are used for a home with a crawlspace or any enclosed area that desires natural air ventilation and flood protection.One vent covers 200 square feet of enclosed area, and it is an easy retrofit. Model Number: 1540-510 Vent Size:16-in. x 8-in.


The Insulated Flood Vent is used for a garage or conditioned space where flood protection is required but air ventilation is not desired. For situations where a sealed crawlspace is being utilized in a floodplain, flood protection is still required and the Insulated FLOOD VENT series is the perfect fit for those applications. One vent covers 200 square feet of enclosed area, and it is an easy retrofit. Model Number: 1540-520 Vent Size:16-in. x 8-in.


The Insulated Wood Wall Model is designed to fit between studs spaced on 16” centers. One vent covers 200 square feet of enclosed area, and it is an easy retrofit. This vent only comes in an insulated model. Model Number: 1540-570 Vent Size:14 1/2-in. x 8 3/4-in.


The Overhead Garage Door Insulated Models can be installed into a standard garage door, providing 200 square feet of flood protection per vent. A typical garage (less than 600 sq/ft) requires only three vents in total to become compliant with the NFIP requirements and building codes. Two sizes are available depending on the size of the panel. Model Number: 1540-524, 1540-574 Vent Size:16-in. x 8-in. for (524), 14.5-in x 8.5-in. for (574)


A full line of accessories are available including Trim & Sleeve Kits, Fire Dampers, Rain Shields, and Powder Coat Paint Options. Along with different models and accessories, SMART VENT offers a wide range of sizes & configurations to accommodate different building elements and square footage. To learn more on this money saving flood mitigation tool and find out if Smart Vents can lower your flood insurance premium, get your FREE Flood Risk Evaluation here!

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