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Architectural Additions



Exterior Vents

Entry Doors

Exterior Shutters

Exterior Walls

Custom Wood Architectural Elements

Sometimes you need to accent or dress up a soffit, counter, ledge or some other area with a detail element.

  • Soffits

  • Gables

  • Exterior Vents

  • Entry Doors

  • Exterior Shutters

  • Exterior Walls

  • Louvers

  • Partitions & Dividers

  • Diffusers

  • Brackets

  • Awnings

  • Architectural Elements

Commercial Architectural Wood Elements




Retail Dividers

Custom Pieces

We build custom wood commercial vents, louvers, dividers, brackets and other architectural elements. Custom designs, sizes, and angles can be made whether you send us something as detailed as a blueprint, or as simple as a sketch, picture, or drawing!

If You Need a Custom Quote…CLICK HERE

Interior or Exterior Brackets:

Brackets are used to enhance or to reinforce strength to an overhang, soffit, ledge or elsewhere.

They can be in any size, just let us know where this is going to be located, any load bearing capacity, sizing etc. so we can get you a quote.

Attic or Gable Exterior Vents:

At American Wood Vents, we specialize in creating Beautiful and Functional Wood Gables, Soffit, Hip, Foundation, Deck, or Exterior Fan Ventilation.

  • Exterior Gables
  • Soffit, Hip
  • Attic vents (functional or non-functional) stay on this page.

If you want Exterior Deck, Foundation, Sun/Privacy Diffusers  SEE MORE BELOW

Tips on Wooden Attic, Gable and Exterior Wall Vents:

Typically on the Exterior Walls, we use the Louvered Style for better water and weather shed. Sometimes on Soffits we may also use the Grate Style.

For Exterior Woods we prefer Western Red Cedar, White Cedar, Cypress, IPE, Mahogany, Redwood, Sapele, Teak (Brazilian or Indonesian), as they hold up to weather. Treated woods have been also used.

The Cedar or Cypress woods are best for Painting.


Vents for Roofs with Gables, Hips and High Pitches

Gable or sloped roofs can require a specific type of vent especially when replacing an old one. Triangular gable vents are typically found at the upper part of the wall found between the sloping ends of a roof line. We have made these up to 28 feet long. An exterior vent such as a Gable or Soffit vent permit the proper air flow to cool, disperse moisture, release built up heat or just to add beauty to your home or commercial property.  We have made them to cover or create air flow for ambient or forced air such as in attic fans.

In odd shapes such as the Triangular Shape, you can give us the dimension of each side and sometimes the pitch. The upright and base size are most specifically the measurements we use.


Round, Oval and Polygon Vent Designs

Exterior Vents can be made in a myriad of shapes and sizes, made for a specific type of roof angle/pitch, or even a custom look to match a design, but the most important aspect is the proper venting, preventing weather or other intrusions. We have companies want Fan Shaped, Arched, or even Boat Life Preserver shaped Exterior Vents.  Some shapes include Triangular, Rectangular, Octagonal, Round or Oval shapes.


Custom Vent Designs

If you want your favorite College, Boat, Boat Anchor, Logo or even an alien space ship with back lit LED lights we can do it! Now that would look cool! Here we want to use wood which resists weather and insects. Even if you paint untreated pine or oak wood, weather or insects will find a flaw in the paint and exploit it. That is why we want to use these weather and insect resistant woods.


Vent Netting Choices for Attic Vents

You can also specify the netting behind the vent and drip flashing on top. Typically we like a Nylon Netting in front of a 1/4″ open galvanized screen to keep out both mosquito sized insects as well as strong enough to keep out bats, squirrels and other critters.  You can also specify Gauge, Size of Openings in the Screen, as well as the Metal such as Stainless Steel, Copper, Bronze, Brass. We never use rustable fasteners in our exterior vents unless you specify.

Exterior Deck, Shower Grates, & More

For Exterior Woods we prefer Western Red Cedar, White Cedar, Cypress, Mahogany, Sapele,  IPE, Teak (Brazilian or Indonesian), as they hold up well in the weather.  Treated woods have also been used.

CEDAR and CYPRESS woods are BEST for EXTERIOR wood choices needing Painting or Staining.




Deck Vents

Shower Grates


Foundation Vents

Exterior Play, Pool or Kitchen and BBQ areas:

Don’t forget a Grille for your BBQ Grill!

Exterior Privacy, Sun or Wind Diffusers

Whether you want an exterior vent / screen / shutter, even a custom piece preventing people from seeing inside or outside of your home or other locations, we can often help. Let us know your situational needs, we can build a piece with louvers properly angled to accommodate this need.

If You Have A Picture Or A Sketch Of What You Want We Can Usually Make It!

Exterior Window Shutters:


We have done work for many Historic and Prestigious Homes and Buildings! Including George Washington’s Home, the Alamo, Harvard, Yale, 9-11 Memorial, just to name a few. You can put your trust in us! So take a picture or two, or maybe draw a sketch of what you want to replicate, and if you have a detail you want to bring to our attention, take another picture of that detail molding, notch, joinery, rabbet or louver so we can make it as you prefer.


Do You Need To Replicate 100 Year Old Shutters to Match Others that Were Existing on Your Property?

We are the PERFECT Ones to Call for this Job!

Do You Need a Custom Quote?

Related Projects

Exterior Shutters

These pieces are great for adding privacy or diffusing the direct sunlight in the area.


Gables, Soffits, & Exterior Vents

Working on a new project or need a replica? We can help make the perfect piece for your needs.


Screen Dividers & Partitions

We can make a variety of different Laser Design Partitions and Screen Dividers. We can also make them in Louvered, Grate, Shaker or Linear Styles.


Contact Us

If you would like a quote, please use our Request Quote page instead, so we can understand all the variables and specifications of your situation. 

Mailing Address: American Wood Vents

2664 Timber Dr., Suite 319, Garner, NC 27529




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