E T
9/1/2011
Hi! We live in a 100 yr old farmhouse with the original standing seam hip roof. My concern is the rumbling sound we hear from the roof, mainly when there is a north wind. Is this common? Does it indicate a serious problem? I assume it is wind getting between the decking and the tin somehow. The soffits are newer, perforated ones, and there is a turbine ventilator near the peak. We have lived here 11 years and have had some major wind, and the roof is still there - but it is worrying on occasions, when it's booming away like a big drum! Any recommendations?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
9/1/2011
It sounds like you need more exhaust vents.
E T
9/25/2011
I was considering replacing the turbine ventilator with a louvered type; do you think this would help? I never liked the turbine one, it is loud in winter and it looks strange. Do louvered types allow more air movement? Thanks!
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
9/25/2011
Turbine vents typically move a lot of air. However, if you add several of the other types you can move as much air and also get more consistent air exchange throughout your attic.

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