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Feb 18, 2013, 05:06 PM
roof venting
I have a low sloping pitched roofed on my house. I want to add a ridge vent which would add to the curb appeal. I was thinking of constructing a full roof length (50') small (20" high)venting cupola. Has anyone seen such a structure and are there any downsides? Many thanks!
Feb 18, 2013, 05:44 PM
I can not imagine that adding to curb appeal.
A simple ridge vent would look a whole lot better.

Feb 18, 2013, 05:59 PM
Agreed. A shallow pitch roof would look strange with any type of ridge vent that draws attention to it. Just go with a good plastic ridge vent that has matching shingles on top - it will almost disappear. not to mention being lots easier to install and cost much less.

Mar 18, 2013, 02:01 AM
Amanda Dawson
Useing double gable louver vents in a low slope roof. Because there is only a small rise in the attic, using two vents on opposite sides of the gable encourages proper air circulation. A louver vent installs at the very top of each gable and looks like a small setout in the siding.

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May 08, 2013, 01:06 AM
Brian McCallister
well I don't have much knowledge on this specific issue but I;m trying to understand this from your discussion.