10:25PM | 06/27/04
Member Since: 03/19/04
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I have these 2 vents on the side of the attic. They are only approx 12inches by 14 inches.

I wish to get larger vents. Am I messing up any of the structure by cutting out a larger area for more ventilation??

Thanks Kennybopaloo


06:37PM | 06/29/04
hey kenney,

If they are gable end vents then you shouldn't have much of a problem. There isn't much bearing on the ends because of the rafters. You should frame the new opening in the gable wall though before you just cut a new opening. Nail the horizonal pieces in between the vertical ones that act as gable end studs and the cut out for the new vents. Good luck......MJH


05:00PM | 07/07/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
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