DIY Home Improvement Forum banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
We recently had a crazy thunderstorm that created rain damage in my kitchen. The rain was coming in sideways to the point where it went straight into a gable vent and into the attic. It made a nice mess in our kitchen ( coming through a light in the kitchen of course ). :censored: And I know it's only a matter of time before the next "perfect storm" comes through. My question is are gable vents necessary, or can I install attic vents (like the solar powered ones) to do the job? Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Brandon Coleman
U.S. Navy
 

·
Retired Moderator
Joined
·
25,769 Posts
A picture would help---and the approximate size of the roof.

A ridge vent might be a simple solution--someone here will be able to offer a solution if we know the pitch and size of the house.
 

·
Retired Moderator
Joined
·
25,769 Posts
Two suggestions----A modern aluminum vent should fix that---

The pitch of your roof makes installing a ridge vent a natural solution.

You will need a Skill saw---a stack of blades---and a hammer---

Remove the ridge cap shingles--cut open the ridge to the right width for the vent--and nail it in.

Some ridge vents allow you to nail cap shingles right on the vent----ask more questions---I'm no roofer.but I hire a few and have a bit of knowledge.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top