I would like to install a ridge vent when I shingle my roof early next month and I have a few questions:
I don’t think my attic is ventilated enough. On days like today, where temps get into the low 80’s and cools off into the 60’s at night, by the time afternoon rolls around I need to turn on the AC. If I don’t, it just won’t cool off inside my house in the evening when temps drops off pretty quick.
I have roughly a 4.5"/12 pitch roof with 5 turtle vents and only eave vents on the back side of my house. I have original Batt insulation and it goes to the eaves, so I will have to open them up to get the air to flow. I plan on installing those insulation block preventer between the rafters.
I plan on using the Snow Country Cobra ridge vent System and adding eave vents around the house.
Do I need to reinstall the turtle vents if I do the ridge vent? Or can I fill the holes and shingle over them with the ridge vent installed?
How many eave vents do I install? I have a Hip roof on a ranch home. I have 80 feet of wall including the garage, which is a separate attic space.
Is my pitch okay to install a ridge vent?
I can supply pics if needed of my roof. I have helped many people install roofs in the past, but that entailed banging nails mostly. I want to do this project right. I just don’t think my attic has proper ventilation. Is the ridge vent the way to go?