Easy Steps for you to Remove Ceiling Ventilation


Whenever you notice that your house ceiling ventilation does not work properly or it is getting old, it is time for you to remove it and replace with a new one. Ventilation and fresh air support each other in order for you to provide a healthy circulation of fresh air within the home. Therefore, the tighter and energy efficient your house is, you will encounter much more risk of your interior ventilation being insufficient thus your house will accumulate lots of unhealthy air. There are various types and shapes of ceiling vents, but all vents has similar slotted fins which will direct the flow of the air outward into the room in your house. The ceiling vent is normally attached to your house ducts that generate your house main heating or cooling system that regulates the air temperature. Once you notice that your ceiling vents becoming yellow in color due to ageing or developing rust, the best thing to do is to replace it with a new vents so that you can improve the look of your room. In order to install a new ventilation system for increasing the amount of your fresh air, you need to also remove your old ceiling ventilation. Below are some of the steps that you learn for removing ceiling ventilation on your own.

To remove ceiling ventilation, you need:

  • Screwdriver
  • Utility knife
  • Shingles
  • Stepladder
  • White sheet (optional)

Removing Ceiling Ventilation

Easy Steps for you to Remove Ceiling Ventilation

  • First thing that you need do is to do is to place a stepladder in the room where you want to remove the ceiling vent.
  • The next step is to remove your ceiling vent.
    • This can be done by backing out its screws which secure it onto the ceiling.
    • You will find that most rectangular vents are designed with screws on either side while the screws for circular vents can be located right at the center of its faceplate.
    • For those of you who have ceiling vent that has been painted into place, what you should do is to cut the paint right at the edge of your vent simply by using a sharp utility knife.
    • You need to place one hand over the vent to avoid it from falling while you remove the screws. Your screwdriver should be inserted into the screws before you turn it counterclockwise until you are able to take it out from the vent. Remember to always keep the screws in your pocket every time you remove them so that you will not lose or drop them.

    Always make sure that you turn off the power supply for the heating or cooling system for the vents at the main fuse box. This will prevent someone from accidentally switching on the system and end up blowing dust particles into your eyes while you are trying to remove the ceiling ventilation.

  • Ventilation pipes should be removed starting from the attic. You need to pull the ventilation pipes out of your ceiling.
    • Before you start to pull out the ventilation pipes, you should be covering the hole in your ceiling from beneath it. This is to avoid your ventilation from falling into the room below the ceiling.
    • The ventilation pipe need to be disconnected from the attic ceiling from it exits your house. Always remove the ventilation pipes from the attic.
  • The next step is for you to do is to remove the vent stack away from the roof.
    • This can be done by cutting through your roofing tar around the base before prying it off your house roof.
    • You have to fix the hole where the vent stack is originally located by fitting matching asphalt shingles into the area.

    Always remember that whenever you want to remove your ceiling ventilation

    • Make sure that you lay down a white sheet below the ceiling vent before you start to proceed in removing it. This will help you to easily find any falling objects or items that you accidentally drop on the floor such as screws, screwdriver or nails.

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