Turtle Vents Only - Roofing/Siding - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Roofing/Siding


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-07-2010, 03:58 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Turtle vents only

I recently had new siding put on my house. They covered the 2 existing gable vents I had with the new siding. I asked the contractor about this and he said the gable vents were unnecessary because I already have 6 turtle vents on the roof. My attic area is approx 600 sq ft. The house has no eaves, so of course there are no eave vents.

Is the contractor just trying to save a few bucks? Is this something that could come back to bite me in a few years if I don't have him put the gable vents back? Would the gables be providing any much needed intake for the turtles? Or are they truly unnecessary with my existing roof? I hate having the feeling that I am ending up with less of a house than I started with.


Curlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 08:45 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: DC metro
Posts: 1,372
Rewards Points: 968

pics would be nice


federer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2010, 05:47 AM   #3
Residential Roofer
Slyfox's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Struthers, Ohio
Posts: 803
Rewards Points: 500

Gable vents do perform as intake vents, not as well as intakes placed in the eaves but they are intake just the same and they work together with the turtle vents, neither replaces the other unless you had some other type of intake installed.
God Family Country Work Play
Facebook <> Twitter
Slyfox Exteriors Co.
Slyfox is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ridge vents vs. box vents vs. turbine vents redaws Roofing/Siding 12 03-12-2012 09:48 PM
Atic: Adding Intake and Exhaust Vents (Maybe Ridge) arcane Roofing/Siding 9 07-22-2010 06:20 PM
Power ventalator vs turtle vents scheiman Roofing/Siding 14 06-18-2010 01:20 PM
Ridge vents and roof vents jerry1967 Roofing/Siding 4 06-07-2010 05:40 PM
Removing some vents rdmccaw HVAC 4 10-22-2008 01:00 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1