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Old 05-30-2011, 02:25 PM   #1
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I had a new roof put on my 2001 double wide they took off the 4 vents on each side because they leaked and messed up the ceilings, a ridge vent was installed. The heat is is coming through the ceiling you can raise up your hand to the ceiling and feel the heat what can i do

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What type of vents were removed? If they removed the soffit vents the ridge vent will be ineffective.

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the vents were about 1 foot by 1 foot 4 on each side took them off replaced with plywood and 3D shingles
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The vents were about 3 ft from peek
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:40 PM   #5
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Maybe this will help.



Ideally you need soffit venting for the ridge to work to it's full potential.

Sounds like they removed your gable vents.

With out some air being allowed in the attic, none can escape.

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the double wide has soffit vent all the way round across the front down the sides and across the back
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the double wide has soffit vent all the way round across the front down the sides and across the back
That is the ideal setup for a ridge vent.

Did the roofer cut out to allow for the ridge vent?
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it has a cathedral ceilings
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You mentioned in the original post that vents were removed.

Wonder why a home with cathedral ceilings would have gable vents?

Scratching my head on that one.

The home has cathedral ceilings and the vents were removed because they leaked onto the ceilings correct?

The vents were three feet down from the peak correct?

I guess I am missing something.
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Is your ceiling attached directly to your roof rafters?
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sorry, gone so long went to lowe's bought 8 low profile roof vents, the vents were on the roof , i thought if i put a ridge vent across the top i could get ride of those vents, No can do!! that double wide came with a marrage wall ,the only thing the ridge vent is venting is a small gap between the 2 walls, without the vents the heat is traped in side and is being released throught light fixtures and the gas furannce that came with the double wide i never used it so the roofer took that vent out also, now the heat is coming out of the front where the return was located. thank for your help it really helped me figer out what was going on have a go week

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