Guest User
6/15/2006
Hello Gentlemen- I recently purchased a house with a metal roof. The attic has absolutely no ventilation, gets extremely hot and I have condensation on the ceilings of adjoining rooms. What would be the appropriate ventilation to install? I have been told everything from do nothing, to add soffit vents, to add soffit vents and a roof ridge vent. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time, Melanie
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
6/15/2006
Ventilation requires intake and exhaust. The best ways to do this is through eave soffit vents (intake) and a ridge vent (exhaust).
Guest User
6/19/2006
The seller does not want to put in a ridge vent and is proposing thermostatically controlled attic fans mounted to vent-louvers. No mention was made in his proposal of soffit vents. What do you think of this idea? Thank you so much for your help.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
6/19/2006
I go back to my earlier response. Attic ventilation requires intake and exhaust. Powered fans create very uneven air exchange but provided there is intake for them to draw from, they are better than nothing. If you have powered fans and no intake, you will have problems crearing as they will try to draw air from inside the living space and also from each other, accomplishing nothing good.
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