Why We Love Wet-Rated Outdoor Ceiling Fans
Enjoying the great outdoors is best accomplished with your favorite patio chair, a cold drink and an overhead ceiling fan to facilitate a cool breeze on a hot summer day. But what happens to that ceiling fan when the weather turns sour and begins to rain or snow? Do you need to cover the ceiling fan to accommodate the change in weather? How do you protect fan from wet weather? The beauty of a wet rated ceiling fan is that it allows you to enjoy a ceiling fan all year long in any kind of conditions where water may or may not be present. For covered decks, patios and gazebos that are guaranteed to be exposed to weather at some point in the year, a wet-rated ceiling fan is an obvious best choice.
Where Wet-Rated Ceiling Fans Work Best
Whether it is Mother Nature showing her presence or over-spray from the garden hose, these ceiling fans are ready for all conditions. The motor and blades of a wet-rated fan are water and weather-resistant with finishes aimed to prevent rust and corrosion. These ceiling fans find their homes in covered decks and patios, where they can be used throughout the year when needed and left dormant during the winter or storm season. They are also a great for the gazebo, where it is perfectly okay for them to be rained or snowed on. In any water-filled situation – snow, ice, rain or you simply cleaning the fan with the hose – these options get the job done and are a great fit.
A Wet-Rated Ceiling Fan for Every Style
The inherent rugged and weather-resistant nature of these ceiling fans does not mean they are not eye-catching to look at. In fact, these fans have just as much design prowess and character as any of the fans offered at Lumens. For traditionally styled decks and patios, you’ll love a rustic finished fan from Monte Carlo Fans. The motor finishes of these fans blend in well with common deck stains and colors. Make your outdoor space contemporary with any of the sleek, stainless steel fans offered by Minka Aire or Modern Fan Company. And look to an option in the Kichler fan collection for a fan that is both weather-resistant and offers a light fixture to illuminate your outdoor living area.
Choosing the Best Wet-Rated Ceiling Fan
Although a weather-resistant ceiling fan can be used in all conditions, you’ll want to carefully select a fan that fits all of your needs. First, understanding the size of a ceiling fan is critical to your selection. Look to our ceiling fan size chart to best understand the diameter and blade size you need in a fan to cool your patio. These water-friendly fans have a lot of options too – some include integrated light kits, some mount flush with the ceiling, some require the use of a downrod, some have pull chains and some can be operated remotely. Depending on the layout of your outdoor living area, you will have plenty of well-designed options to choose from. If you have any questions about the wet-rated ceiling fans featured here, please call our fan experts at 877.445.4486.
Relax in comfort by pairing your fan with weather-friendly furniture. Patio furniture rounds out the exterior design of your home with lounge chairs, sofas, coffee tables and dining sets. And if you opt for a wet-rated outdoor fan without lights, you can still appropriately illuminate the area with an assortment of outdoor lights. Consider sconces by the back door, portables for the coffee or dining table and landscape lighting to give the backyard a bright personality.