Gentle breezes, salt air, the sound of the sea, and the laid-back vibe are just a few of the reasons people enjoy living in coastal areas. However, even in the mildest coastal climate, air cooling from a ceiling fan can be welcome even often serves two purposes: creating air movement and adding a decorative element to a porch or patio.
What Is a Coastal Ceiling Fan?
When looking for a ceiling fan for homes in coastal areas, outdoor-rated ceiling fans are your best bet. These fans are made to withstand humid and wet environments, sea spray, salt air, and other harsh conditions found in coastal areas. They are damp or wet-rated and made of materials that are resistant to corrosion from the salt air. In addition, they bring style and functionality to your outdoor space.
Sea Air Outdoor Rated 52 Inch Ceiling Fan by Hunter Fan
Made with stainless-steel hardware to resist rust, the Sea Air Outdoor Rated 52 Inch Ceiling Fan by Hunter Fan will make the ocean breezes even breezier as you relax in the salt air. The combination of this fan and vintage-style rocking chairs makes porch sitting in porch sitting the only logical activity on balmy days.
What Type of Fan Is Best for Outdoor Patios?
The best fan for outdoor areas is either a damp-rated or wet-rated fan. The difference between these ratings is how much moisture the fan can withstand. Both ratings offer protection from corrosion, but only a wet-rated fan can take direct exposure to wet weather.
This means damp-rated fans work well in covered outdoor areas such as screened porches, patios, and other areas where they are not directly exposed to moisture. Wet-rated fans can be used in protected outdoor areas as well as uncovered or more exposed areas.
Xtreme Outdoor Rated 84 Inch Ceiling Fan by Minka Aire
The contemporary features, finishes, and clean lines of the Xtreme Outdoor Rated 84-Inch Ceiling Fan by Minka Aire bring modern style to this coastal covered porch. The driftwood table and blue striped area rug bring out beachy vibes while the stunning fan offers plenty of air movement on warm summer days.
Lakemont 52″ Ceiling Fan with Light Kit by Hunter Fan
Ocean views and gentle breezes make this outdoor area the entertainment space of choice. Function and fashion come together with the stylish Lakemont 52″ Ceiling Fan with Light Kit by Hunter Fan by Hunter Fan, making the area cool and comfortable. The fan’s wood grain details on the blades and soft lines work well in this casual, modern covered porch.
Havoc Outdoor Rated 54 Inch Ceiling Fan with Light Kit by Hunter Fan
A bold black and white color palette softened by shades of gray and tan offers a fresh take on coastal style. The Havoc Outdoor Rated 54 Inch Ceiling Fan with Light Kit by Hunter Fans’ modern style contrasts sharply against the more traditional farmhouse style of the balcony.
Selecting the Right Outdoor Ceiling Fan for Your Patio Area
When choosing an outdoor ceiling fan, first consider where it will be. Is there enough cover to protect it from the weather, or will it be fully exposed? This will help you determine whether you need a wet or damp-rated fan. Next, consider your style. Do you want it to go with your style or contrast against it?
Another thing to take into consideration is how many blades you want. This will also depend upon motor power and blade weight and width. More blades move more air and increase drag on the motor, making it less efficient. Fewer blades will move air quicker but offer less airflow. Which you choose is entirely your preference.
Odyn Custom Outdoor Rated Ceiling Fan with Light Kit Motor Only by Fanimation
The dramatic, commanding presence of the Odyn Custom Outdoor Rated Ceiling Fan with Light Kit Motor Only by Fanimation brings out the coastal glam in this patio. Its unusual nine-blade design and high-quality DC motor make it more efficient, while the eye-catching black finish makes it beautiful.
Spitfire Ceiling Fan by Fanimation
This sun-kissed patio gets plenty of sea breezes with the help of a trio of Spitfire Ceiling Fans by Fanimation. The natural wood furniture underlines the casual mood, and the blue and white color scheme reflects the afternoon ocean and sky. It is the perfect place to relax in the salty air.