Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Roofing/Siding

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-27-2012, 02:35 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 43
Share |
Default

Add Ridge Vent?


I was in the attic while the whole house fan was running and found it wasnt nearly as "windy" as expected. I couldn't even feel it at one end. The air just gets forced out wherever the openings are. I easily could close off two louvers w/o affecting it.

"On paper", adding a ridge vent w/ a few add'l soffit vents would be enough to exhaust the house fan, with the gables permanently closed.

I did find all the soffit louvers at least partially clogged with dust. I removed and washed the low ones, and used compressed air with a 4' wand on the ones too high to remove. It is a tedious job!

The louver blades all face the house, which helps pick up the webs that always collect under the soffit. I guess having the louvers face the house better takes advantage of a high pressure area under the soffit?

Al

AlleyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #17
Shut in w/o Home
 
seeyou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 696
Default

Add Ridge Vent?


Quote:
Originally Posted by AlleyG View Post
I was in the attic while the whole house fan was running and found it wasnt nearly as "windy" as expected. I couldn't even feel it at one end. The air just gets forced out wherever the openings are. I easily could close off two louvers w/o affecting it.

"On paper", adding a ridge vent w/ a few add'l soffit vents would be enough to exhaust the house fan, with the gables permanently closed.

I did find all the soffit louvers at least partially clogged with dust. I removed and washed the low ones, and used compressed air with a 4' wand on the ones too high to remove. It is a tedious job!

The louver blades all face the house, which helps pick up the webs that always collect under the soffit. I guess having the louvers face the house better takes advantage of a high pressure area under the soffit?

Al

It's purely cosmetic. Facing the house looks smoother from the exterior.
seeyou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 12:05 AM   #18
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,968
Default

Add Ridge Vent?


"The louver blades all face the house, which helps pick up the webs that always collect under the soffit. I guess having the louvers face the house better takes advantage of a high pressure area under the soffit?"---- Yep, the better wind is away from the house, next to the fascia board, less rain, snow, dust; pp. 616: http://books.google.com/books?id=Z8a...0vents&f=false

Double-direction continuous venting, you can't go wrong...LOL. They should face out, as you learned...I didn't know until I read it while researching a few years ago.

Gary

__________________
If any ads are present in my answer above, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed, they are there against my permission.
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is it common for roofers to NOT slice underlayment on a ridge vent before installing? jcarlan Roofing/Siding 29 01-05-2012 03:26 PM
Roof ventilaton - hip roof (ridge vent, fan, power vent ?) rkpatt Building & Construction 2 06-02-2011 04:21 PM
Ridge vent shingling..How to do it properly? J S Machine Roofing/Siding 5 01-18-2011 11:58 AM
Ridge vent on 2:12 slope cathedral roof DaveM75 Roofing/Siding 4 08-19-2010 11:06 AM
Attic Ventilation Question handy man88 Roofing/Siding 10 02-12-2010 10:50 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.