My attic has a ridge roof vent, but I noticed that there is an
opening between the roof and the walls at the point where the gutters
are located. Is this normal? I am having problems with bees getting
into my attic and I'm thinking of blocking the opening, but am not
sure if it is required for proper ventilation.
For air to get out (ridge roof vent) air has to get in.
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Right. Those are the soffit vents as the hot air is released through the ridge
vent cooler air comes in there to displace it. Depending on the vent covers in the
soffits try to replace them with screened ones to keep the bees out.
"dadiOH" < email@example.com> wrote in message
Bearing in mind that screening reduces the area available for air to enter
and a screen small enough for bees would stop a LOT of air. Ridge vents
operate by convection, so:
1. Put in more soffit vents, or
2. Put in one or more wind turbines.
I think I found the problem. I have soffit vents, but the board that
backs the gutter to the soffit, is damaged or not installed properly.
I think that is where the bees are getting in. I think I'll try to
put some screening material in to block the gap, but getting to the
location will be difficult.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Rich Anton) wrote in message
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