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Old 04-24-2011, 02:05 PM   #1
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I've learned a lot over the last few years about roofing, unfortunately becausse I got burnt. What the 'last' contractor said, you should have had a roof ridge vent installed (explained what that was), but in my little blonde head thought, "shouldn't I have something at the bottom (vents) to push the cold air up and through the baffels I installed to exit out of the roof vent he wants to install? Yes, I said to myself. However, I have a CapCod, no soffits, I tried to researach "venting with no soffits" but they don't show 'pictures' of the products so I can see what type of product they are trying to sell. I tried looking on line, they all say you need soffits vents and roof ridge vents to properly keep the area functioning properly. Now, is there anyone out there who can suggest the "better" "Lower" roof installation of vents, thata would need to be cut into the roof, through the decking which would allow the air flow that I need so it would work properly? I've met with 17 roofing contractors, each gave me a bla bla bla and I need to do this... but when it is all said and done, this is MY asset and MY roof and I want it to work properly and not have some guy install 12 circular wind turbines at the lower end of my roof because he doesn't know any better. And, so the product doesn't leak would be nice.
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As you've figured out, you need some sort of inlet for your ridge vent or other exhaust to work at full performance. If there's no soffit to vent, then vented drip edge (http://www.airvent.com/pdf/literatur...eSellsheet.pdf), low roof vents (http://www.cor-a-vent.com/in-vent.cfm) (http://www.dciproducts.com/html/smartvent.htm), or frieze vents (http://www.cor-a-vent.com/s400.cfm) are possible options. Also, low mounted turtle vents or dormer vents (http://www.grantlogancopper.com/dormers) might also be an option.

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This is what I have been using for the past 10 years in those situations exactly like yours.

http://www.dciproducts.com/html/smartvent.htm



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You met with 17 roofing contractors?

WTF?!
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You met with 17 roofing contractors?

WTF?!
I thought the norm was 15,,,,,Hahahahahaaha,,,,,,,,,,,,major time wasting IMO,,,,I have to admit,,,a local contractor installed a couple turbines about 4' off the gutterline on a home here in Springfield and everytime I drive by I laugh my a** off.I would like to thank him for bringing joy to my days.

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Kinda loading one side of the roof a little heavy there, aren't you?
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I moved the post and reposted under safety.

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Geeeezzzz,I seen something like that on 3 occasions ALL ending VERY badly.

I got that picture off of his homepage. Looks like he got banned from this forum since his posts just disappeared.
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I moved the post and reposted under Safety


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