We have a 40 year old brick house, 3 stories including basement.
The upstairs in our house is very hot. Air Conditioning runs all night. The attic does not have a "Ridge Vent" or Attic Fan. We had a Gable fan on one side of the house but it stopped working. No noticable difference when it ran.
Is a Ridge Vent preferable over an Attic Fan? I had heard that was preferable over the Attic Fan but I wanted to get some more opinions. We requested an estimate from a reliable contractor for a new roof but he said the roof would last another 6 to 7 years.
Can a "Ridge Vent" be installed on an existing roof?
Does it make economical sense if the roof has 5 years left?
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