About Monte Carlo

What does Damp-Rated Mean?

Damp-rated ceiling fans work well in areas with moisture, but should avoid direct contact with rain or the elements and hence should be limited to enclosed areas. Damp-rated fans help cool the area and keep the air circulating.

Suggested locations for damp-rated ceiling fans include:

  • Bathrooms
  • Enclosed patios/porches
  • Garages

What does Wet-Rated Mean?

Wet-rated ceiling fans can handle ice, snow and rain. They have applications outdoor beyond damp-rated fans. However, the canopy must be covered and caulked around the edges.

Suggested locations for wet-rated ceiling fans include:

  • Covered patios and porches sheltered from high winds
  • Gazebos sheltered from high wind
  • Anywhere you can install a damp-rated fan

What does Wind-Rated Mean?

There are no wind-rated fans and Monte Carlo's warranty does not cover wind damage. Mounting a fan in a non-sheltered location can cause the fan blades to become damaged and fall off the fan which may result in injury or property damage.