I have a 1920s building with a gable roof that has a 10' peak. I'm going to finish the space and had an engineer detail the specs for structural safety, but I'm stuck on the appropriate way to provide venting with what I have.
The space has 8 static vents (not a ridge vent, unfortunately) that are about halfway down the roof, but no soffit intakes - there's simply a solid board under the eaves of the house on all sides (no visible openings). The previous owner had blown-in insulation put in about 20 years ago, but other than that there's no insulation.
I'd like to drywall all the way up to the peak (around the collars that I need to install, which will remain visible) and plan on insulating all of the cavities in the rafters, including those behind the knee walls that I'll install.
I'm doubting there's really any "venting" going on in the attic as-is, and I know it isn't as simple as installing baffles since there's nowhere for air to flow. How should I go about this?