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Location: Newmarket, NH

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:32 am    Post subject: No Vents? Reply with quote

My circa 1900 gable-front home in NH looks nearly identical to the house this user posted: http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2810

My home has no ridge vent or gable vent, the attic was finished by the sellers within the past couple of years and they used rafter vents.

How would the roof have been vented back in 1900? Would the attic level windows be left open? Could that have been sufficient to take care of the low/high vents?

Now that the attic is finished space, would a ridge vent make sense to take care of the high vent? I'm hesitant to apply new building technology to my old home, but I also feel like it's unlikely my seller did things "right". Since there's no obvious soffit venting, I'm curious what the original low air intake was for my home.

Any ideas on ways to add soffit vents that don't look as ugly as a continuous vent or drilling lots of big holes?
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