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ronnieb 04-19-2013 10:25 AM

Log cabin roof venting
 
I have a log cabin with cathedral type ceilings. The only vents that I can see are in the soffit. None in the roof or gable. What would be the best to get the hot air out, roof venting or gable?

joecaption 04-19-2013 11:15 AM

Need to find out what type and how much insulation is in the ceiling.
If they jamed it full of fiberglass insulation and there's no air space then vents will do you no good.
If it's foam then no vents may be needed.

ronnieb 04-19-2013 11:35 AM

Venting
 
Thanks, but I am speaking of a cathedral ceiling with exposed joists, then the roof decking. Are you speaking of between the roof decking and the roof?

joecaption 04-19-2013 01:31 PM

If there's just 1-1/2 T X G used for sheathing then the shingles, what are you expecting to vent?
Short of an opening sky light I see no way to vent it.

Got a picture?

PaliBob 04-21-2013 03:46 AM

Hi Ron, Welcome to the Forum
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InspectorZo 04-21-2013 04:51 PM

Roof venting will probably work the best. Allows the hot air to exit at the highest elevetions. If a mechanical means is not a consideration for you, consider a roof whirlybird turbine ventilator type fan. If mechanical means is an option for you, consider a thermostatically controlled powered ventilator such as the Maestro Power Vent.
Hope this helps. :thumbsup:
Humbly submitted,

InspectorZo


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Originally Posted by ronnieb (Post 1162701)
I have a log cabin with cathedral type ceilings. The only vents that I can see are in the soffit. None in the roof or gable. What would be the best to get the hot air out, roof venting or gable?



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