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Old 09-23-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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Venting Shed Dormer


This kind of goes along with my other post. Doing a gut of a second floor, currently my roof has a ridge vent. I have a plan for the front of the house. There is eave attic storage space running the length of the house in the front and a kneewall separates it from the bedrooms. Basically in the front I will insulated and seal the unused attic eave space and where the knee wall begins I will run baffles from the kneewall up to the ridge vent. On the front of the house is soffits so I will install the soffit vents and the air will pull up like a chimney effect into the eave space and up the baffles to the ridge vent. My concern/dilemma is on the back side. I have a shed dormer and there are no soffits so not sure how to get the intake to make the ridge vent and venting work properly. How does this sound? Any Ideas?
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Check out under-shingle venting. Its for areas where no soffit exists, it goes under the first coarse of roof shingles. Here's a link to one available product. http://www.dciproducts.com/html/smartvent.htm
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Mike's smartvent is for 4/12 and more roof, if less than that, this is for a 3/12 rise per foot and more: http://www.cor-a-vent.com/in-vent.cfm. Is there any room for a vent above the gutter, on the fascia's top edge?
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Thanks. Both of those would work. Regarding the space above the fascia, do you run a strip vent like under the soffit? What about snow and leaves do they get in? Tell me more, I may be able to do something like that too.
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Ridge Vent Roll


How about using a Ridge Vent Roll System? Trimline Building Products has a Ridge Vent Roll System that is very easy to install.
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