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bio website kirkhings.com
location Idaho Falls, ID
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seen Nov 2 '11 at 17:30
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Nov
1
comment Which soffit vent should I install (size and angle)?
Ok, I just searched hodo's .com, found the vented soffits, and realized their 14.88 cost is for 144". I'll have to remeasure my eves, but I may get about 6 pieces out of each, making the cost a lot more comparable to plain vents (and the work a lot easier). I'll look closer at these.
Nov
1
comment Which soffit vent should I install (size and angle)?
Good point about the seal, that would tip it to the 4" turned perpendicular to the house. They are all metal at my Hodo, and all screened behind the vents. I may apply a bead of sealant after reading about bugs 'n bees. I've already been combing attic insulation back from the eves.
Nov
1
comment Which soffit vent should I install (size and angle)?
I hear you and know it's better, but saving a few bucks now is a bigger factor than I can communicate. Life is a squeeze sometimes and do the best with what can be had. I'll check again at Hodo, I was looking in the aisle across from the rain gutters, in roofing area. I'll ask a worker for this specific item and compare it. I already have gable vents at both ends, and five 12" vents spaced along the ridgeline. Thanks for the advice!
Oct
14
comment What is the best way to cut metal siding for soffit vents accurately?
If I were starting from scratch I would do this, but at $13 each it's a bit much. I'd probably also want to replace them all so the new ones don't stand out to much from the old ones. Not a bad idea but not for my circumstance. Thanks!
Oct
14
comment What is the best way to cut metal siding for soffit vents accurately?
Good question, but I don't think they will, and I'm not sure I'd want to. The screws at the fascia appear to keep each three panel section in, and I'm not sure of the width of the panels compared to the trusses inside. I'll measure and check them out when I go back home after work, though. Unscrewing and screwing them back in seems like a lot of work, but maybe that is better to control the metal cuts, rather than upside-down. Mmmmm, will consider it...
Oct
12
comment Do I need soffit vents when I have 2 gable vents and 5 normal peak vents?
Both great answers and close to each other, I'll mark this one because of more detailed answer with a couple more considerations (so now I know a bit more). Thanks to both!