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Old 01-14-2010, 10:38 AM   #1
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Soffit Vents...open Vs. Closed


I know that people in the know have said that the soffit vent argument and the basis for roof ventilation was invented by asphalt manufactures.

Does anyone have any information that they can link me too?

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Old 01-14-2010, 11:43 AM   #2
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basis for roof ventilation was invented by asphalt manufactures
I think Jesse Ventura is doing some research on this theory.

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I think Jesse Ventura is doing some research on this theory.
That guy is a class A nutjob.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:37 PM   #4
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What type of information are you looking for?

Why soffit ventilation is necessary?

How much soffit ventilation is required?

What happens if their is no Intake Ventilation?

Can soffit vents leak?

Can soffit ventilation short-circuit the ventilation system?

Please be more specific for an accurate answer.

Otherwise, check out AirVents website or research Joe Lstirubek regarding his ventilation theories.



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what do the asphalt manufacturers care about venting?
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Hit the archives, this topic gets batted around at least once a year.

You are wrong about the asphalt shingle manufacturers being the blame for venting. I've worked on many homes that were built before asphalt shingles were made, they vented more aggressively back then. Down here I think that it was more for heat dissipation.
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Hit the archives, this topic gets batted around at least once a year.

You are wrong about the asphalt shingle manufacturers being the blame for venting. I've worked on many homes that were built before asphalt shingles were made, they vented more aggressively back then. Down here I think that it was more for heat dissipation.
That is why I was asking. I read a bunch of those archives from that building science Phd. Very good stuff.

Thanks for the links guys.

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