First of all, the vent on the roof is really big when I look up from inside my garage. There is a lot of light coming through the vent during the day. I know that there was a worker who spent a lot of time fixing something up on the roof while the other 3 roofers waited for him to finish. The cutting of boards was done on the roof and is evident by the amount of sawdust inside the garage on the area below the vent. This includes the floor below, the rafters and all that was stored in the rafters and below.
I startled the owner when i came around the corner, and he just seemed nervous… The worker on the roof came hurrying down the ladder when he heard my voice. Perhaps it was coincidental and i am just paranoid.
I absolutely am sure, however, that my garage is hotter than it has ever been in the 25 years I have been in my home.
You will see the vent pics taken from the roof as well as from inside the garage. The vent cover above has slots on either side, while underneath it looks like a big round moon… Is this normal?![IMG_20170810_174819738|375x499] (upload://28kXFNlXWIBFl1PMojj8F24FRzW.jpg)
The other possible reasons for the change in temperature is I see light coming through in several places… There is light under the eaves, at the peak on the front end of the house and light through the eave between the garage wall and front porch.
There is also light around water heater opening.
I don’t believe I ever had a vent placed on the garage roof previously. I had 3 whirly birds but in the attic on the backside of house which have been removed. I believe 2 were replaced with flat roof vents similar to the garage moon-vent, They do not have as much light coming through. There is also venting near the floor of the garage with mesh wire covering the openings. These are about the size of a brick and only along one outside wall. Also, the attic has always had slotted venting at the peak and on the wall. None of these vents turn.
I asked the roofer about the heat in the garage, and he just smiled and shook his head saying he didn’t know. After seeing my agitation he stated that the roof is under warranty. I said I want it addressed now. He said the roof is good and it won’t leak and it is under warranty,.
It may be noteworthy to know that i made a huge mistake in opening my big mouth and telling this roofer that i would be selling my home after my repairs are finished. i feel as if i got a duct tape fix and any hidden problems will be passed off to the next owner.
i will post more pics upon request. I apologize for my messy roofing terminology and thank you ahead of time for decoding my rookie descriptions.