How to Improve Ventilation with Short Soffits
My house is a 2 story colonial and the soffits are roughly 3-5 inches deep. My goal is to increase ventilation in my attic. I may eventually enclose the attic to help my A/C work more efficiently but that’s a future consideration. I recall drilling through a soffit to run a coax cable one time and it seemed like the soffit was just a 2×4 or similar piece of lumber, not vented. I currently have two gable vents and I think I have a ridge vent (need to verify). I was wondering if you have any advise on what I can do with my very short soffits that have fiberglass stuffed in them. I saw there are 1-2″ circular louvered vents available. I think a ton of 2″ holes in a 2×4 might weaken it too much so I was wondering if it would be worth putting 1.5″ louver vents. How many would I need to put in each soffit rafter bay? The attic is roughly 750-800 square feet. Any other ideas would be appreciated.
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