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oldgrunt 12-20-2008 11:36 AM

Dormer venting question(adding ridge, no soffit
 
I have 2 small dormers(not open into the attic), and I am adding ridge vent to them as I re-roof. The dormers currently have no ridge vent or soffit intake.

My question is should I add something like Smart Vent for intake as there is no overhang for soffit ventilation.

Thanks in advance.

Have a safe day,

Alan

Ed the Roofer 12-20-2008 03:24 PM

Thats what I would do.

Smart Vent from DCI Products Inc. is great for those situations.

But, you can not cut the slot al the way to the intersecting valley where it ties into the main house roof, but you will still need to carry the Smart Vent product all the way for continuity.

They were supposed to add a new Mitered piece ao that the end piece tapers down on the side butt edge, but if they have not done that yet, then they have instructions on their web site on how to cut a mitered tapered piece yourself.

Ed

oldgrunt 12-21-2008 07:48 PM

Thanks Ed,

I was hoping you could offer insight.

I will try to do this.

Have a safe day,

Alan


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