Unvented attic — New roof, exploring options
We’re in the process of getting our roof replaced on our 1964 single floor “rancher”. The house currently has no venting at all in the attic and we’re getting mixed responses from different vendors on whether we need ventilation or not. Read plenty of things online about the negative pressures that are typically created when using powered fans in the attic and would prefer to avoid them. Another installer recommended smart vents installed under the shingles and a new ridge vent.
The only real reason we’re exploring ventilation is that the living area gets very warm during the summer. The previous home owners installed skylights which do not help things — we are removing those when the roof is redone. The attic appears to have sufficient insulation based on the home inspectors comments and a recent check by our HVAC technician. It’s all batting (I think that’s the right term) insulation.
The majority of the HVAC is in the basement. There’s a few vents that are sent from the basement to the attic as well as one return.
Should I explore venting my attic or leaving it alone and explore other options to seal the living area?
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