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Question DetailsAsked on 7/2/2014

Is a 1 story cathedral ceiling following roof line & meeting the 2nd story at the peak with soffits vented properly

What is adequate ventilation for a one story cathedral ceiling that follows a sloped roof and attaches to second story at the highest point?
There are soffits but no wall vent with baffles as a roofer suggests. Another roofer said this is not necessary and will add leaking possibilities. No other similar roofs in my hownhome area have wall vents.
Is this a recent warranty protocol from shingle companies or a real need? Also, how would insulation be applied? Should the roofer be responsible for adding the proper insulation?

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Not following exactly what you are trying to describe. I an picturing what is actually a shed roof meeting a wall and if this is so yes I would install a wall vent or really a roof vent at the base of the wall intersection. You can not err on the side of too much venting for a roof in my opinion. Unless you have exteme wind driven snow and even then the newer vents block this there are no negatives and only pluses for the vent. Vents help keep your roof cooler and rid the roof of trapped moisture so to me very much so a need!


Answered 6 years ago by ContractorDon

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