Attic ventilation question

Old 02-16-02, 08:11 AM
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Attic ventilation question

Hello - My attic is in need of more ventilation. I have sufficient roof vents near the top of the roof, but have essentially no air going in through the soffits. I have soffit vents, but the attic insulation completely blocks air flow. I can't put in rafter vents because the roof is a hip roof with a very low pitch and I can't even get close to the outside walls from inside the attic. Are there any alternatives to rafter vents? Putting rafter vents in from the outside might be an option, but would require removing all the soffits and the plywood underneath, and even then, I'm not sure I coud get them stapled in there well enough. Thanks for you help.
Old 02-16-02, 03:26 PM
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It seems like you're going to be removing the soffits. As far as stapling those little prefab styrofoam thingies creative and don't limit yourself to those. What is important is that you knock the insulaltion back and get some air moving. If you can reach in and push the insulation back with a rake, or hoe, you've created an air space. I've seen baffels made of beer cases for that matter. How you do it isn't as important as doing it. Goggles and a respirator are a must!

Good luck
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