Using a Ceiling Fan on a Sloped Ceiling
When purchasing a ceiling fan it is important to check the degree of pitch with which the fan is compatible. That way, you can successfully install a fan right where you want it.
intended for sloped ceilings will often come with an adaptor that accommodates pitches of up to 20 or 30 degrees or so. Anything more than that and a sloped ceiling adapter kit may be necessary. A slope adaptor will accommodate steeper, higher angled ceilings, sometimes up to 40 degrees or more.
Here are some tips when shopping for sloped ceiling compatible fans:
- If the ceiling has any kind of pitch, a sloped ceiling adaptor is necessary. Some fans include a sloped ceiling adaptor that can accommodate ceiling pitches of up to 46 degrees, some up to only 33 degrees and some less than that. Check the details carefully as each ceiling fan manufacturer has different specifications.
- If the fan is a standard mounting fan and it is intended for use on a sloped ceiling, it is absolutely necessary to purchase a sloped ceiling mounting kit. These options are typically listed in the details section of the product's page and will often include links to these specific kits.
- Especially true for fans being mounted on sloped ceilings, extra downrods may be necessary if the room has a high vaulted ceiling. Whether your ceiling fan is hung at the standard 8-9 feet from the floor or higher up, it is important to find a downrod that will accommodate for each room's particular height.
- Finally, keep in mind that some ceiling fans just can't be adapted for a sloped ceiling. It is always good to double check this detail before purchasing a fan for a sloped ceiling.