Roof ventilation

Old 05-26-11, 12:27 PM
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Roof ventilation

My house does not have soffit's and no room to install them as there is no overhang. If i had known this was a problem i would have installed the edge vents when i had my roof done last year. At the time of the new roof, roofer said he would install the ridge and that would help. Well it does not because it made it worse as there is no entry point for it to rise up and hot air leave through ridge.

Now i need to figure out where to install any openings. I was thinking about purchasing a few steel slant back roof vents to make openings of each side of the house but where to put them? I also was thinking of getting one of the solar powered air vents and install that as well.

Please let me know what you think or if you have any better ideas?
Old 05-26-11, 01:23 PM
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The roofer should have known and installed the edge vents. Do you have gable vents? Contrary to popular belief..they will work with ridge vents...just not as well as soffit style.

If you really want to, some of the type you're talking about (I think I know the style) installed every 3rd or 4th rafter would be a good compromise.

The solar powered would be kind of expensive and not really helpful I don't think unless possibly you had it blowing in.

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