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Old 05-26-2009, 08:31 PM   #16
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Ed, the lighter colored gray roof is one of the best examples because the snow melt cannot be blamed on sun. Good pictures and great explanation.

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Ed,
Thank you for thne pics, they prove your point... BUT... where I live the snow fall is measured in feet sometimes, not inches. I live just south of Syracuse and I they average 115" per year. Sometimes I get more, sometimes less, all depends on what the midwest (thank you) and Canada want to send us. North of there they can get 3 feet in one storm. I still think there is a good chance that whatever warmth builds up in my (well insulated) attic may still find its way through the snow covering the ridge vent and get out. I think I will temporarily cover my gable vents and see what happens. I'll send pics this winter.
Thanks again, great chat!!
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Ed,
I couldn't figure out how to get pictures into the window like did but I think I attached one. It's from an April storm we got last year. You can see the snow we can get in a short period of time. I hope you can open it.
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I'm a bit confused.

I thought we needed 1 area of intake (soffit vents) and one for the exhaust (ridge vent).

If you add to this system a gable vent (siding), is there any possibility that it would suck in high temperatures and trap heat in the attic? (and ruin the soffit-ridge system?)

I have a gable vent and I hesitate to block it, since it provides the attic with some light during the day.

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