Can somebody tell me if it's okay to put soffit vents above windows or not?
(by over I mean in the eave that overhangs a window in a ranch style home).
My husband says it's okay and past messages of this group has said it's
okay or there is some Uniform Builder's Code regulation (which I could not
find on-line) that says it isn't.
Where can I find out for sure? If I called the city building department,
would they tell me?
you say you saw here where others said its ok. your husband says its ok.
why do you need another answer? if you dont trust the other answers why
would you trust me when i say you should put one there?
call and ask...???
im not sure if this is a troll or not.. very odd post...
I can't speak for building codes, but I once had a house with a big
attic fan and soffit vents over the windows. When the fan was on with
the windows open (as they had to be to provide incoming air) attic air
was being recirculated through the house. My suggestion is to *not*
have soffit vents near openable windows.
Thanks for the responses. There is one room on the west side of house
that gets really hot (the other rooms are confortable). We do have an
attic fan (on the east side), but we're pretty sure there's not enough
intake area (right now gable vents and 1 soffit vent that was a trial).
I'm not sure there's any place that the vents would look good, but if
it's not above the windows, we'll have to put in less to keep it
symmetrical. Plus if we don't put one over the west most window, the
next place is getting really close to the gutter.
A couple of years ago when we first thought about doing this, I could
have sworn there were some messages about code requiring vents not being
over windows, but I can't seem to find them now. We will try to put them
away from the windows anyway.
I did call the city building department, but the line was either busy or
I got a secretary that didn't know.
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