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How can an attic be ventilated with a hip roof that has a ridge vent, but no soffit or any place to put soffit vents and no gables?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 05, 2013 01:00 AM
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It's a 1,475 square foot ranch built in Connecticut in 1959. The roof is 7 years old. There is some mold under the insulation along the edges of the attic floor, but nowhere else, thankfully. We looked at edge vents but they all require taking off a few rows of shingles, and we don't want a stripe down the edge from not being able to match the color, at least in the front of the house. There is a GAF Cobra Fascia vent that doesn't require taking off any shingles, but it sounds expensive. We are hoping there are other simpler alternatives. Thanks.




 

 

It's a 1,475 square foot ranch built in Connecticut in 1959. The roof is 7 years old. There is some mold under the insulation along the edges of the attic floor, but nowhere else, thankfully. We looked at edge vents but they all require taking off a few rows of shingles, and we don't want a stripe down the edge from not being able to match the color, at least in the front of the house. There is a GAF Cobra Fascia vent that doesn't require taking off any shingles, but it sounds expensive. We are hoping there are other simpler alternatives. Thanks.

You have pointed out the two alternative on the market for ventilating your soffits, drip edge vents or GAF Cobra Fascia. Both do require removal of the first row of...


 

 

 
 
 

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