Q. I'm reroofing and residing a small home with no soffits. The customer wants to add attic ventilation. I have no problem adding the ridge vents, but there is no soffit overhang to put the eaves vents in. In fact, to have enough space for the vinyl J-channel, I'm having to add an extra 2x4 fascia. How can I get air flow into the attic?
A. Editor Ted Cushman responds: The baseline in the building code still is a ventilated attic and soffit-and-ridge venting is typical. But occasionally a builder runs into a design where there’s no roof overhang at the soffit—and thus, no room for a conventional soffit vent.
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