In looking at the venting, I have a ridge vent, and some soffit venting, but only on the front. When there is soffit vent, it's stagged sections every 18" or so across the front, not a continuous soffit vent as I would expect. However, in the back the soffit is solid, or so it appears. There is no visible venting in that soffit at all. Some new units in the development were built in the last 2 or 3 years, so I thought I'd see how they did it and make a case to have the venting installed. SAME THING. In the new units they have staggered venting in the front soffits, and solid soffits in the rear.
What gives? I thought the idea was to have good venting on both sides of the attic soffit? Why would a builder do it this way, with solid in the back and vented in the front?
I've taken temperature measurements, and when it's 80 degrees outside, its typically 120 degrees in the attic. I can't install gable vents, because they are brick/block and not permitted to be altered. PAV is out because of backdrafting, I have a ridge vent - so what are my options?