I just wonder if the solution suggested by the home inspector is actually going to vent the moisture from the bathroom properly. I'm worried that, with such a setup, in the winter, the moisture from the bathroom would simply condense on the attic's exhaust fan causing damage to the fan. What do you think?
Wouldn't venting through a gable end of the townhouse be the ideal solution? The path to the gable end might be 20 feet long though...is that too far a path?
Please advise on the best solution.
If I'm unable to get the condo association to approve a proper correction of this problem, then would it be okay simply to avoid using the fans when taking a shower. The home inspector things that not using the fans is going to be a problem (since it could cause mold/mildew problems in the bathroom, or paint to peel in the bathroom, etc.) but my thoughts are that this may be less problematic than the ongoing damage to roof-sheathing caused by the existing setup. In other words, is my not using a bathroom fan really going to cause major damage to the bathroom?
What do you think?