Hi folks. I have an problem with my roof vents in the winter, the roof is
low pitch about 4-12 the snow builds up and air from attic causes the snow
to melt creating ice dams at every vent , this can build up during winter
months and create an terrible stress load . I have been looking for taller
vents but can't seem to find any. My attic has blown in fiberglass and 10
inch glass batts over it I'm not sure what else I can do. Any suggestions
would be appreciated.
I'll second what jmeehan said about the air CIRCULATION.
Especially be sure you have adequate INTAKE vents -- preferably SOFFIT
vents. If you don't have adequate intake vents, the air exiting your
OUTGO vents is being pulled directly from the warm air inside your
house, regardless of the insulation. That outgoing air has got to come
from somewhere and if it's not coming into the attic from the outside
via adequate intake vents, it's coming from the interior of your house.
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