best approach to take to ventalate attic
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  1. #1
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    Jun 2005
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    1733 sq foot home. Has three attic roof vents that aren't powered.

    What would be the best way to improve attic ventilation?

  2. #2
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    Ridge vents work well. I wouldn't recommend powered vents. There have been studies that claim that they use more power than they save.

    Besides, most of the one's I see have burned up motors.

    [Edited by bb on 06-22-2005 at 11:43 PM]

  3. #3
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    make sure...

    ...the soffett vents are clear and actually cut underneath the grille, Ive lots of them that arent

  4. #4
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    read prior posts on this subject
    read at BUILDINGSCIENCE.com
    know that ridge vents not for low pitch & need baffel at front edge!
    0.25" hardware cloth keeps out most insects, 0.5 for squirrels
    GOOGLE.com the subject

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