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vbinca

04:04PM | 12/01/03
Member Since: 11/30/03
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I have a gable vent in the attic, but no other vents. Is it a bad idea to seal off the gable vent in the winter to prevent any heat loss from house? The roof does have soffit holes.

Piffin

03:24PM | 12/27/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
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Yes, closing off the gable vent is a BAD idea. The purpose of the insulation is to keep heat in the house. The purpose of the vents are to let moisture flow out. The soffit vents are worthless without either a gable vent or a ridge vent for free air flow. Block these off and you can expect mold and rot, along with water stains on the ceiling.
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