I have a 1350 sqft house with what I think is a 7/12 pitch roof, if my calculations are correct. I’m having a new roof put on with new decking, and it will be stuccoed immediately afterwards. The house has decorative gable vents. One roofer suggested adding 3 dormer vents, and other suggested adding 6 low profile dormer vents.
I’m a homeowner and not a roofing contractor, but to me it makes more sense to add some sort of intake ventilation at the eaves (maybe something like Raft-A-Vent or a strip vent like the SmartVent or In-Vent?), and either a ridge vent or something up higher towards the ridge to create a chimney effect.
Here’s a Google Photos album with some pics.
Any thoughts on the best path to achieve good ventilation? I could cover the gable vents if necessary, or just use them as intake vents and throw in a few dormer vents to help out? My climate is fairly temperate in Orange County, California (coastal Southern California).