Janice Miller
9/13/2015
We have a cabin in the Adirondacks. It is being renovated into a 4 season house with a second story addition. We had a metal roof put on with a ridge vent. The upstairs bedrooms have cathedral ceilings. There will not be a usable or accessible attic, but there is space between the center hallway ceiling and the top of the roof. I was wondering if we should use soffits in the eaves or gable vents or both.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
9/13/2015
Thanks for choosing metal. A great source of venting information is available at www.airvent.com If you have continuous airflow not blocked by insulation or lumber from the eave to the ridge, then eave soffits are the way to go. If not, you will need to use the gable vents.
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9/13/2015
+1 to Todd's comments. Ventilation is critical to managing moisture in cold climates. I would also encourage you to look at an above deck venting option in conjunction with your attic/roof approach.
Guest User
6/14/2016
We are having a Steel roof put on the home. The 3 turban fan vents are off and we assume that a "ridge vent" wi run the length of the roof at the highest point. There seems to be a question of what the ridge vent looks like, is it necessary, and if nothing is done except to seal the roof won't the home really get hot in summer? What do we need to know? Thanks, Steve G.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
6/15/2016
Here is a short video on this subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5I7F97QIr0 Proper ventilation requires intake vents -- usually at the bottom of the roof-- as well as exhaust vents, which are usually at or near the ridge. A great source of venting information is available at www.airvent.com Make sure that the vents used on your roof are approved by the manufacturer of the roofing.

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