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Old 12-29-2011, 11:25 AM   #16
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(It doesn't sound from your description that your house looks like a palace anyway.)
That was appallingly offensive. Our home is no "palace," either, but it's our home, we love it and do the best we can by it.

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Old 12-29-2011, 02:50 PM   #17
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(It doesn't sound from your description that your house looks like a palace anyway.)
No offense meant, Cpfoutz. My house doesn't look like a palace either. I tend to talk to folks here like we were buddies having a beer together.

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Old 01-03-2012, 12:47 AM   #18
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Thanks for the help guys...

Putting everyone's heads together I think I'm coming up with a good solution. I agree with More Power...while my house isn't a palace, I do like for it to look nice. I can't imagine roof vents near the edges...and we're on a corner lot, so there aren't many places to hide things.

What I do intend to do is monitor the pressure in the attic...if I notice a pressure release when I go up there, I'll add some vents in the soffit...watching the insulation contractors, it's a cake walk to do so. Even if I don't notice the pressure release, I'll probably add them within a year anyway and while I'm at it, I'll stick my hand up there and make sure the insulation is properly clearing the way. I'll also do some research or talk to my roofer to find the proper formula to make sure I have adequate soffit venting. My a/c bill is pretty light anyway, so I'm not too concerned I'm losing much cool air during the summer, my heating bill is high so my high priority is to finish off rolling out the insulation.

Also, in talking with the insulation guy, he said "You're lucky they cut out the previous vents...I guarantee with the time period this neighborhood was built, if I went down the neighborhood and pulled off the vents, I'd find they just put the new soffits over the old without doing anything to the old vents."

That's what this forum is for...to make sure DIYers do it right and when we get in over our heads, to make sure we know what to look for in our contractor's work. I thank everyone hear for making sure my roof replacement/insulation job is done in the best manner possible.

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Good luck and post up some completed pictures when you are done.


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