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The_King48

Roof Vents

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Are any better than others?? I currently have the ceiling down and noticed that there is only 3 vents.... I am thinking the turbine style... For the money they seem decent.

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Steel vents are the best, besides a ridge vent.

Turbines very easily can leak.

This is a common problem in most houses that are older. Proper ventilation is key.

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Just my opinion, (I'm no roofer) but I agree with Roofer, my dad has the turbine style, and they have been kind of a pain. I've been up on his roof more times to mess with them than I care to think about. Usually its because the bushing areas dry out and they squeak, or sometimes squeal steadily until you go up and lubricate them. This past summer we noticed it was not turning so I went up and found the support brackets for the shaft had cracked and broke so we had to replace the whole thing. When it was off you could clearly see that moisture had frequently been on top of the insulation. I think the concept of them is good, but the functionality isn't up to par. I'd go with stationary steel vents or ridge vents.

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Yep, they always leak..... wink Sometimes it is a ventilation problem though.

Steel vents or a ridge vent. You don't want both.

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