Venting an open cathedral ceiling
I am new to the forum and the new owner of a largely unwinterized cottage. I have been reading myself in circles about roof ventilation/insulation, so maybe someone out there can point me to a thread that I missed or give me an idea of how to proceed.
I have a 20 x 11 exposed cathedral ceiling. As that I am getting ready for winter, I want to insulate it and properly vent it. I have the insulation and the 4 x8 sheets of bead board that will become the new ceiling. That leaves the venting issue.
I want to install static roof vents, but am unsure as to corresponding measures that must be taken.
I am under the impression that in order for them to be effective, there must be space between the insulation and roof itself to allow for air-flow.
Therefore, I am wondering if I need soffit vents to accompany the roof vents?
When it comes right down to it, I am unsure as to how it will work as a "system."
I would be grateful if anyone can point me in the right direction.