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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009

    Smile Vent on garage gables

    My garage has no venting.I was considering putting vents on each side of the gables.Is it necessary and if so how should go about it.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Portland, Oregon, formerly of Chicago

    Default Re: Vent on garage gables

    I am assuming you are talking about a free standing garage. Vents would certainly help make the garage more comfortable for you by reducing the heat build-up under the roof.This will also help lengthen the life of your shingles on the roof.

    In terms of personal comfort, a ceiling in the garage and insulation above it will greatly increase your comfort too.

    The vents should be mounted close to the highest point of the gable. Eave vents would also increase the air flow, allowing air to rise through natural convection currents and exit out the gable vents.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010

    Default Re: Vent on garage gables

    Take a look at a ridge vent. Another (and less attractive) option is turbine vents.

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