Would replacing my gable-end vents with a full ridge vent increase stack effect cooling in the attic?
My attic currently has partial soffit vents and gable end vents. It also gets extremely hot due to the harsh New Mexico sun. When I get the roof re-done, would it be worth it to add a full ridge vent to increase the rising hot air's ability to escape from the attic? Or would the effect be minimal at best, especially if I'm replacing shingles with light-colored metal?
Posted Jul 7, 2014 8:53 AM ET
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