Venting Hip Roofs
After searching thousands of house plans we found a couple we like (variations of the same floor plan) which have a hip roof with an open (cathedral) ceiling along the center rear. Then I read dozens of articles here advising of many issues that arise with (vented) hip roofs. In this particular plan it appears the cathedral area ends before the peak of the roof, so does this mean there is a possibility for sufficient roof ventilation, presuming the cathedral section is properly vented?
Or should I just stick with gable roofs with a dormer or two for visual interest? (Zone 5)
For reference, plans are here:
Craftsman House Plan – 3 Bedrooms, 4 Bath, 2683 Sq Ft Plan 12-1525 (monsterhouseplans.com)
Shingle House Plan – 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bath, 2755 Sq Ft Plan 12-747 (monsterhouseplans.com)
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