We purchased a 1920 brick home 2 years ago and are pricing a new roof and the roofing contractors want to put in ridge vents and soffit ventilation systems. We currently have two large awning style windows on each end of the stand up attic and an attic fan. The roof does have large peaks and slopes and when looking a the tongue and groove from the inside it appears perfect with no signs of mold or wood rot.
Do we really need the a ridge vent and soffit ventilation system in a 100 year old home with no roof related issues except its time to replace the shingles?
After reading quite a few articles we feel as though we should be leaving these windows cracked open or fairly wide open all year round.
Is that an accurate assessment?
Your recommendations and insights would be greatly appreciated.