Another Ridge Vent, Gable vent and soffit question (??)
I am re-siding my house which already has a ridge vent, and aluminum(mixed solid and perforated) soffit with plywood soffit underneath. The plywood soffit underneath has some holes cut in it to breathe, but it is certainly not like the wood soffits are wide open behind the aluminum soffit. My guess is that there is a 2-3 inch hole every 16" inches in the plywood.
Also we added a 24 foot adddition (perpendicular) to the back of the house which eliminated 24 feet of 60 feet of soffit.
The original house also has a gable on the front which is perpendicular to the house, effectively eliminating 22 feet of 60 feet of soffit there too.
So taking that all into account, while re-siding, should I eliminate/cover over the gable end vents, which I have read in some postings are counter-productive to soffit to ridge air flow...or should I leave them in place because the soffit is not maximized?
Any professional, experienced recommendations are greatly appreciated.