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Old 08-03-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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Removing Roof vents.


Putting a metal roof on my mobile home soon, and it currently has 10 roof vents along with soffit vents all around the eaves.
I am wondering if the roof vents can be completely removed covered and just install a Ridge Vent instead, or if I should just leave the roof vents in?

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Old 08-04-2013, 05:50 AM   #2
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Got a picture?
100% sure some of those vents are not for venting, dryer, bathroom, kitchen?

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Old 08-04-2013, 03:59 PM   #3
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I can get you some. Yes 2 of them are for the bathroom exhaust, I was going to leave those on, and I wasn't counting the vent for the Stove. the house is 72 x 28 with about 2264 square feet of roofing.
Forgot to mention the inside ceilings are all vaulted, so there is not an attic just a small space I'm assuming.
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Only real roof vents I see are the ones on the very peak of the roof.
What you want to bet there just insulation packed tight with no foam baffles for air flow to the soffits.
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yea there are 4 on each side of the house. Here is a Pic I got of inside the soffit. Is is just loose insulation under a space and the decking on top. There is a 2x3or 2x4 that keeps the insulation seperate from covering the soffit.

Is this a problem with getting air flow in the roof? We live in a dry west texas climate, so moisture is not really a problem.
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any problem with just removing the attic vents and installing ridge vent?
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If you have soffit venting there is no reason why you couldn't go with a ridge vent instead of the square vents you currently have. IMO a ridge is better anyway, less chance of a leak.
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I think this is what I'll be doing. I am going to get a continuous ridge vent there is already a 1 inch gap in the seam at the ridge, and it shouldn't be a problem.

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