Why does my cathedral ceiling have this gable vent?
Ever since I bought my house, I have been perplexed by this gable vent. Cathedral ceiling is about 22 feet at that point and looks like behind hinged lid there is nothing but a foot deep empty space and ridge vent visible.
Was the purpose of this vent to help cool the house in summer?
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