COMMUNITY FORUM

jlhixon

02:44PM | 03/28/08
Member Since: 03/19/08
1 lifetime posts
Bvroofing
I am having to replace my entire roof after it was damaged during the Super Tuesday storms here in KY. Currently I only have gable vents and very poor air circulation. What is my best option for a single story ranch? Rigde vents I have heard are great in the summer but you lose heat in winter. Powered vents work great but they cost you what you may save over other vents. Thanks.

JLH

Billhart

03:38AM | 03/29/08
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
"Natural" ventalation with low and high vents is the best.

For low use sofit vents. If there is place for the sofit vents then there is a venting system that can be put under the lower edge of the roof.

And ridge vents for the top. Then close off the gable vents.

The purpose of venting is to allow any moisture that moves from the house into the attic to escape without condensing.

The gable vent can cause the air movement to "short circuit" and not move air through all of the attic.

And to keep the attic cool enough so that you don't get ice damming. But you won't get much in Ky anyway.

Insulation and seal is used to keep the heat in the house. Not the roof.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Unless you live in a very warm climate, your lemon tree should be brought indoors in the winter and then returned outdoors... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2