First off, I know very little about roofing, so bear with me.
I’m having my roof redone. Currently I have turtle vents and soffit vents. I had a roofer come out and tell me they’d like to put in a ridge vent and attic fan and remove the turtle vents. I read up on this a bit and it sounds like attic fans and ridge vents should not be used together because it could short-circuit the airflow. I questioned the roofer on this and he stated that it was their experience that the combo is not detrimental if the attic fan is located properly. He said that the attic fan should be put close to the ridge vent and not far away from it, and that this could actual improve ventilation.
I’m skeptical, but what do I know? It seems like 95% of people out there think it’s a bad combo, but there are some who think it’s ok. Is the rest of the world just slow at catching up?
What do you think?