||08-19-2007 08:39 PM
Is it still worth cutting in the ridge vent?
There is a small section of my roof that I am debating on whether to add ventilation. There has never been any ventilation in this small section. I really do not knot what it is called, but it is a raised part of the roof that spans 8 feet wide by maybe 8ft. It is a cathedral ceiling with insulation packed in between the drywall and sheathing. It is fiberglass insulation. If I could get to it, I could fit foam baffles in it. I just do not have the time to rip the plywood up. There are hurricanes looming and I need to finish this last section asap. My two options at this point are to cut a ridge vent in anyway or to leave it with no vent. The insulation doesn't have a gap, but it isn't compressed by any means. It may have a 1/2 in gap, but I'm not sure. What would you guys do? I really don't want to risk having a possible ridge vent leak, if I do not get any benefits from adding the vent. It does have 100 percent soffits at that section. The rest of the house has ridge vents running the entire span.