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This summer while replacing the roof shingles on my 1500 Sq/Ft ranch I installed louvered vents 15" X 18" in the attic peaks. They worked great all summer long with helping to keep the house a little cooler.

I am in the NY Catskills and winter is upon us and I am unsure if I should leave these vents open all winter or close them until next spring.
The attic is well insulated with about 9 inches of blanket all around and once the roof gets covered with snow I don't see where it melts and the snow seems to provide some additional insulation.

What is best, leave the vents open or close them off?

Thank you

GL
 

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Are those the only vents? No ridge vent?

The roof must be kept cold. If there are no other vents, yes, leave them open.
 

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They are not intended to be closed- insulate your attic ,if it already hasn't been installed.....do you have soffits....?:blink:



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