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Durable Outdoor Ceiling Fans

Does your exterior living space need more airflow? Then adding quality outdoor ceiling fans is just what you need. But which type do you need between a damp rated and a wet rated weather resistant ceiling fan? That all depends on what will be above the location out of your home where the new outside ceiling fan will be installed.

Areas to Use Damp Rated Models

If you're looking to install a standard styled, or even an oscillating ceiling fan on a covered porch, patio, or covered deck you will only need a model that is UL listed for use in damp locations. This is known as a damp rated ceiling fan.

When to Use Wet Rated Versions

If the location of your new overhead fan will be an open roofed pergola, or any other area where it may get direct rainfall, and we're not talking about a little blowing rain here and there, but rainfall that may be consistently beating down from above where you will be installing it. If this is the case in your situation, then you will need a wet rated outdoor ceiling fan.

What's the Difference Between Damp and Wet Fans?

The difference between the two ratings is in the way the motors and other electrical components are sealed, and in some cases, the type of blades being used.

For example, the Gulf Coast Bamboo Raindance is completely sealed off to prevent water from entering in from above. This fan can handle heavy rains coming straight down onto it from the top without the water being able to get into the motor or other electrical components. It comes with ABS (Acrylonitrile Autadiene Styrene) blades, which is a special plastic material that is heat resistant up to 212 degrees, allowing them to be completely warp resistant under any natural heat wave. Of course, with all these features, this version of the Raindance is wet rated, and it is one of our better traditionally styled out-of-doors ceiling fans.

An example of a fan that is damp rated would be the TroposAir Mustang II. This model uses dual motors that can be tilted to throw airflow in a wide or slender downward pattern, depending on the angle of the motor tilt. Adjust them whichever way best suits your needs best. The blades on this one are made of a sealed walnut wood, and they will not warp due to dampness. Yet, since these blades are not plastic, they are not made to withstand direct downpours of rain, like their plastic counterparts. Although this is one of our more uniquely styled fans for patios and covered decks, it is not sealed from water that may be able to enter from above when a roof isn't present. Therefore, it should only be used out of the house in a covered location. It can still resist humidity and the blowing mist of rain from heavy storms, but it isn't made to handle direct water pouring in from above the installation area.

Industrial, Tropical, Rustic, Modern Styles and More

Now that you should understand which rating of outdoor ceiling fan you will need, the next step will be to find one that meets your taste in nature-loving d├ęcor. We carry many name brands such as Minka Aire, Fanimation, TroposAir, Hunter, and Casablanca. All of which offer many designer choices in styling, from nautical inspired, to simple designs.

If your outside living area is along the coast, then you may love tropical themed ceiling fans.

If you prefer contemporary architecture, then modern designs is most likely they path you'll take in choosing your new exterior fan.

Whichever design choice is your cup of tea, you're sure to find the perfect one when browsing the vast selection we offer. And it doesn't matter the height of where you'll be installing your new fan, because we have outside ceiling fans that can be dropped on longer downrods for taller areas, and we have open-environment overhead fans that are low profile and can be flush mounted for when the installation source is not so tall.

Remote Controlled Models

Once you've discovered your choice in styling, why not make controlling your new wind maker a breeze? Some come standard with hand-held or in-wall remote controls, while others have pull chain control operation. But these days, who wants to deal with having to get up out of the hammock to slow down their fan when the afternoon sun begins to settle? Therefore, even if you chose a design that does not come standard with a remote, you can simply add one as an accessory. They are available for every outdoor model we offer.

Finally, Call Us If You Need Assistance

With so many choices in outdoor ceiling fans, you may need our assistance in choosing one that is perfect for you. If so, we are available to help. Give us a call and let us guide you making the correct decision for your next damp or wet rated ceiling fan.

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