We recently bought a 1950s vintage house with no soffits, i.e. no roof overhang. Thus there are no soffit vents in my attic, only a ridge vent and 2 gable vents, one with a powered fan. However, those are only outtakes, and as far as I know, the only fresh air is coming in from the door to the attic (this is a split-level).
I believe we need some sort of intake venting in the roof, and my roofer recommended an on-roof vent product.
Has anyone had experience with this type of product? Specifically:
- Does it provide adequate air flow?
- Are there water/ice penetration issues?
- Are there other options for a house with no soffits?