If you're looking for a ceiling fan that offers form, function, and comfort, look no further! We have developed a list of the best outdoor ceiling fans across the board. From outdoor ceiling fans with lights, to a ceiling fan for your covered deck, you will find the best ceiling fans for any outdoor area.
Disclaimer: If you are ever unsure where a wet, damp, or dry rated product can be placed, please refer to the "Indoor Ceiling Fans Vs. Outdoor Ceiling Fans: A Where to Use Guide" which was created to help you ensure the correct placement of both indoor and outdoor ceiling fans.
Top Overall Outdoor Ceiling Fan
Minka Aire Java
The Minka Aire Java is a wonderful choice to consider when you are shopping for a top-notch outdoor ceiling fan. Not only is it available in four different finishes, but it brings a contemporary twist, and offers dimmable lighting. The Java comes with a three-speed remote, reverse function, and a 6-inch downrod. This outdoor ceiling fan carries a UL approval for wet locations and is suitable for all indoor and outdoor environments.
Best High CFM Outdoor Ceiling Fan
What is a High CFM ceiling fan? In short, a high CFM ceiling fan is a fan which can move more air and cool down larger areas of space. To learn more about high CFM ceiling fans and find a list of the top high CFM ceiling fans, we encourage you to visit our blog "Blown Away:The Best High CFM Fans for Residential Use."
The Colossus by Craftmade is amazing as it holds a CFM rating of 13,644. The Colossus has a 96-inch blade span, a DC motor, and is available in a Brushed Satin Nickel or an Espresso finish. This fan is certainly a focal piece and a top ceiling fan for those looking for a high airflow.
Best Outdoor Low Profile Ceiling Fan
Hunter Sea Wind
If you are unfamiliar with the term "hugger," hugger refers to ceiling fans which mount flush to the ceiling. Hugger ceiling fans are also often referred to as low-profile fans. For a complete list of the best hugger ceiling fans for indoor and outdoor locations, "The Best Huggers are Actually Fans" blog provides details on a variety of flush-mount ceiling fans. For a great oudoor hugger ceiling fan, the Hunter Sea Wind is ETL approved for damp locations and features a three-speed pull-chain.
The Sea Wind also comes with a WhisperWind motor and only hangs about nine and a half inches low. The Sea Wind is certainly a wonderful choice for a compact outdoor ceiling fan.
Best Wet-Rated Outdoor Ceiling Fan
Boasting a tropical appeal, the Fanimation Cancun is a 52-inch outdoor ceiling fan with woven bamboo blades and an oil-rubbed bronze finish. The Cancun has a wet-listing which makes it suited for all outdoor and indoor environments. This outdoor ceiling fan is also available in a matte white finish, and is compatible with low ceiling kits. In addition to style, and airflow, the Cancun also provides lighting.
Best Damp-Rated Ceiling Fans
Kichler Basics Patio
The Kichler Basics Patio is available in four different finishes and two sizes. This outdoor ceiling fan has a CSA damp-rating, three-speed fan pull-chain, and a reverse on the motor. The Basics Patio brings traditional style, and has optional light kits available. This ceiling fan is not only a popular damp-rated fan, but it is also popular for those looking for a traditional white ceiling fan.
Best Large Outdoor Ceiling Fans
The Craftmade Mondo has a whopping 72-inch blade span, and is UL listed for damp locations. The Mondo is made of silicon steel and has a gorgeous Espresso finish. This outdoor ceiling fan brings modern, contemporary, and industrial style. The Mondo is compatible with a light kit, and can additionally be ordered with custom powder coat colors.
Best Small Outdoor Ceiling Fan
Monte Carlo Micro
Well under 42 inches, the Monte Carlo Micro has a 24-inch blade span and is only about 13 inches from the ceiling to it's lowest hanging point. The Micro brings contemporary style with it's brushed steel finish and three Mahogany blades. This ceiling fan is also available in a Roman Bronze finish, a Polished Nickel finish, and a White finish. This outdoor ceiling fan is UL and ULC approved for damp locations.
Best Outdoor Fans with Lights
This outdoor ceiling fan with lights features elegant craftsmanship and a subtle nod to medieval design. The Craftmade Cavalier features five aged bronze blades and a candelabrum enclosed in a clear, hammered glass, shade. The Cavalier brings warmth and sophistication to outdoor spaces. This outdoor ceiling fan comes with dimmable lighting, a reverse switch, and a three-speed remote.
Best Outdoor Fan without Lights
For those looking for an outdoor ceiling fan without lights, the Casablanca Heritage is a classic. The Heritage has an ETL wet listing, and antique style. With five Reclaimed Antique blades, and an Aged Bronze finish, this outdoor ceiling fan makes for a traditional and beautiful choice. The Heritage comes with a four-speed pull chain and a manual reverse switch on the motor.
Top Outdoor Ceiling Fans By Location
For Screened Porches:
The Minka-Aire Sundance is a very popular wet-rated outdoor ceiling fan for anyone looking to install a fan in an area that is often wet. The oil-rubbed bronze finish combines beautifully with the all-weather dark oak to make this an excellent fixture for your porch, patio, or gazebo. This ceiling fan has a 42-inch blade span, a 3,428 CFM rating, and a 65.6 high-efficiency rating. The Sundance makes a for a great product, and perfect addition to any screened porch.
For Covered Decks:
The 60-inch Quorum Portico's unique aesthetic creates a beautiful centerpiece for any room. The Portico has a nautically designed downlight and holds a 5,365 CFM rating. This outdoor ceiling fan is gorgeous addition for covered decks.
Although the blade span on the 48-inch Westinghouse Oasis is on the smaller side, the airflow efficiency ensures a great breeze for the gazebo. This elegant, wet-rated ceiling fan brings tropical style and a 56.6 airflow efficiency rating. The Oasis is a nice focal point for gazebos with it's lantern styled downlight and tropical, leaf-like blades.
For The Pergola:
The 65-inch Minka-Aire Slipstream is a great and sleek fan to place under your pergola. Although the wet rating is its most important aspect, the modern style, and 8 blade design is an important factor for having this fixture rank so highly. The Slipstreams style, low electricity use, and high airflow rating are all components which make this outdoor ceiling fan a popular product.
For An Outdoor Lanai:
When it comes to selecting an outdoor fan for a lanai, the value of the 52-inch Minka-Aire Traditional Concept is remarkable. The UL listed wet rating, traditional design, attached light kit, and included remote create the best value for outside your home. The Traditional Concept also brings modern style and a clean, simple look to any lanai.
For A Sunroom or Solarium:
While there are many different fans to accomodate different sunroom styles, the Hunter Key Biscayne is certainly a top choice. The Key Biscayne not only has a UL damp rating, but it also has a 6,239 CFM rating, and a lantern-style light kit. It's five grey pine blades and it's weathered zinc motor house make it a beautiful fit for most sunrooms regardless of the style.
For Your Garage
Looking for a ceiling fan to fit perfectly into your garage? The 54-inch Hunter Bayview outdoor ceiling fan is a fine choice for installation in garages or workshops. The decorative blades are reversible and bring tropical style with their leaf-like design. The Bayview is available in two finishes, and comes with a three-speed pull-chain, reverse function and an ETL damp listing.
For Your Carport
Shopping for the perfect fan for your carport? The 52-inch Savoy House Nomad features a UL wet listing and large blade span, making it a perfect match. The Nomad has three available finish options and can be standard, angled, or flush mounted. This outdoor ceiling fan is a great match for any carport.
For A Pool House
The decorative 52-inch Monte Carlo Cruise is another outdoor ceiling fan which shows off five leaf-like blades. The Cruise is an amazing choice for any warm pool house. This outdoor ceiling fan features an efficient CFM rating, a UL and ULC wet rating, as well as a three-speed pull chain and a manual reverse switch. The Cruise can also be fitted for optional light kits.
For The Bath
The small Quorum Estate Patio is a perfect ceiling fan for any bathroom. The short blade span is compensated for with a sixth blade and a great energy efficiency rating. This outdoor ceiling fan comes with a UL wet listing, a three-speed pull chain, and a reverse function. The Estate Patio is also available in nine different finishes, ensuring it to be a great fit for any bath.
Whether you are looking for an outdoor ceiling fan for you patio or pergola, there are multiple styles, sizes, and finishes to shop and consider. In addition to outdoor ceiling fans, we have a great selection of the top outdoor wall mount fans. Not only are oscillating wall fans stylish, but they can provide a nice blast of fresh air when you or your guests are sitting outside.
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