garage roof question

Old 07-17-06, 09:30 PM
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garage roof question

I just had a 24x24 garage built a month ago. Now that it's done and been around 100 degrees with 90% humidity, I have discovered a problem. The soffits are solid vinyl. There are no vents, gable or roof. I have talked to the contractor and after looking at the bid realized he did not include them (I'm thinking they should have been included, if not, my bad).

So, I need suggestions on what the experts would do in this situation. I'm not paying him to install them as I have put on new roofs before and consider myself pretty handy. However, the garage was 114 degrees today, so I need to put in something. Looked at both ridgeline venting and gable vents. What do you guys suggest or are there others I'm missing?

Thanks for the input!
Old 07-17-06, 11:15 PM
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Is your garage finished on the inside? Is it heated or air conditioned? If not, my opinion would be that no soffit venting is needed, and your solid soffits would be fine.

Continuous ridge venting would likely be all you would need in a garage. Even solid soffit will ventilate around the front edge of every panel. It's not like the soffit is air-proof. My guess is that even after you put in some type of venting, it will still be hot in your garage. I can open up the giant garage doors on both ends of my warehouse here in Nebraska, and it's still over 100 degrees inside during these hot afternoons. Of course, as you know, it's been hot.
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I agree with Xsleper. My shop is over my garage. I have soffitt, ridge vent and gable end ventilation. It still gets superheated in the summer.
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Yep, it's still gonna get hot, but cutting out holes for the soffits and installing ridge vents or turbines will help roof/shingle longevity.

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