Ridgevent vs dormer

Old 07-07-03, 06:33 PM
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Ridgevent vs dormer

What are the pros & cons of ridgevents over dormer vents? My roofer is offering to put in ridge vents or dormer vents for the same price - I'm favoring the ridgevents if only for looks over the dormer vents.
Old 07-09-03, 07:17 AM
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Much depends on the type of roof and climate. Ridge vents are excellent if you have a steep roof pitch or live in a dry climate but I wouldn't want one if I had a low pitch roof in snow country - it's apt to be covered in snow just when you need it the most. My personal preference is gable vents if the roof design permits - they're attractive, effective and inexpensive.
Old 07-11-03, 12:37 PM
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Go for the button vents not the ridge.vent. If you have no gable and the roof is just a hip you can build out at the hip and get a gable vent that way. ED

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