Question about Ventilation and Attic construction

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Old 10-23-19, 09:48 PM
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Question about Ventilation and Attic construction

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I have a new house, bought in January 2019. Recently, I had cause to go up in the attic. While up there, I found these 'holes' cut ...well, they seem more punched..into the side of the house, through the wood sheathing. They are behind the outside vinyl siding, so there is no rain getting in, but I'm concerned about whether or not this is standard.

The house is about 1200 Sq Ft and has a peak vent. (A vent that runs along the peak of the roof) so I wonder at why these are there. They are at both ends of the house.
 
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Old 10-23-19, 09:56 PM
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No, it's not "standard" and has nothing to do with ventilation. My guess is that they punched holes in it during construction. They probably put the sheathing on the gable end truss while it was on the ground and needed to punch two holes in it to put a strap through the wall section as they hoisted it up there with a lift.

If there is housewrap between the hole and the siding, it shouldn't leak. But the holes could be patched with something so that critters don't have easy access. Maybe toenail a couple 2x4s horizontally to cover the holes.
 
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Thanks for the input! I will plan on covering them
 
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