The air conditioner is kicking on frequently for short intervals. It was completely useless and I needed to return it and re-order. The same is true for snow. So, ridge vents or static vents with soffett vents are best, not the combination of soffett and gable, and ridge vents is recommended! We just had a bad storm this past Monday and for the first time in 15 years my ceiling is wet under turbine vent that's less than 2 yrs old. When the wind blows and at the right angle a significant amount of air can be pulled through the attic space by the vacuum created as wind blows across the peak of the roof covered with a ridge vent.
But I've discovered over the years there's a much better product to use to ventilate an attic. When the order arrived and I got home to install them, one cover was excessively caked with chunks of dye all over it! My attic has a ridge vent with plastic inserts between rafters. The outside of your home is continuously exposed to weather and different elements. The Function of a Turbine Roof Vent turbine vents are comprised of a dome-shaped vent that rotates horizontally. I'm stumped on what to do to try and get the room warmer. Another method of managing the visibility is to choose one of a number of colors that will help conceal the presence of the turbine vent. A single 12 inch diameter turbine vent could provide a complete change of air in the attic space every 52 minutes if the outside breeze was just 5 mph.
In fact, the colder the climate, the more likely it is that your home will benefit from attic ventilation. Do I need to install additional roof ridge vents along the peaks to reduce the heat?? Unless your roofing system has insulation on the roofing deck and is designed without ventilation, your furnace should not be heating your attic. In heavy winds the single bottom tie cord migrates up the immobile conduit to just below the larger diameter turbine. The photo below shows an example of these different types of vents, all installed on the same roof, which is a no-no. One closer to the front and the other closer to the back of the roof.
Laboratory setting are a poor indicator of real world wind and weather behaviors. There are still 5 or 6 static vents in the roof as well. Good roof ventilation can do this, but shingle color, sun exposure and are exponentially more important to overall energy efficiency than ventilation. Fan Calculation As a general rule, your roof needs 1 square foot of vent area for every 150 square feet of attic space. The attic should always stay ventilated, or it will cost you more money to heat your house. You can tell your husband he's making a mistake covering it and he should get up on the roof and see what's wrong with it.
My roof had to be replaced after hail damage, I got a contractor to do the job. Roof Flashing Video Watch this video of me installing a bathroom vent fan hood. I'm starting to wonder if the heating itself is an issue. Robert Korpella has been writing professionally since 2000. A single 14-inch-diameter turbine vent that is subjected to 15 mph winds can expel up to 1,342 cfm of air! If the wind is blowing and catches the fins, then the turbines act like giant vacuum pumps sucking hundreds of cubic feet of hot air out of an attic per minute. Our turbine had a small wobble from day one.
Lubricate Bearings Finally, be sure the ball bearings are permanently lubricated and sealed. Insufficient ventilation can lead to moisture problems during the winter and decreased energy efficiency during the summer but too much ventilation can be just as bad, if not worse. Few things are more misunderstood about the home than attic ventilation. According to a principle of aerodynamics called Bernoulli's law, fast-moving air is at lower pressure than slow-moving air, so the pressure above the wing is lower than the pressure below, and this creates the lift that powers the plane upward. Worse yet, inadequate insulation is almost surely allowing moisture-laden air into your attic. A single 14-inch diameter turbine vent that is subjected to 15 mph winds can expel up to 1,342 cfm of air! When installed with adequate intake ventilation the Whirlybird turbine.
This means that a homeowner will need to consider the size, style and color of the turbine in order to minimize the visible impact that the vent will have on the home. I guess I was thinking that if the gable vents along with the turbine were keeping the moisture out of the attic since there were no soffit vents I could insulate the roof as well. I don't see many of them on my neighbors' roofs so I wonder if I should remove them. The Incense Test I loved taking physics in high school and college. Told that the 2 attic power vents are the only attic ventilation I have the house does have vented soffits-every other soffit cover is vented.
I lit a stick of incense and held the stick about 10 inches down from the underside of my continuous ridge vent. This increases the life span of the cooling system and lowers the energy bill. Most effective ventilation uses a ridge-and-soffit continuous ventilation system, but even these designs can vary from roof to roof. We were told by the home inspector to just shove a pillow up there during the winter. Nothing is more bothersome in the middle of a windy night than a squeaky roof turbine! This prevents a fan from feeding a fire in the home. But my guess is you'll not do that because you feel that your past performance is a valid indicator of future behavior.