An Attic Ventilation
Hip roofs can be challenging for attic ventilation for two reasons.
First, hip roofs often create a large volume of space in the attic
that needs to be ventilated. Second, while ridge vents are the
preferred method to ventilate an attic, the length of the ridge
on many hip roofs isn’t long enough for a ridge vent to
effectively ventilate the attic.
If you need to ventilate a hip roof, here are some solutions:
Ridge Vents: Contrary to what many people think,
a ridge vent – installed across a ridge – may be a
solution for ventilating a hip roof design if it is long enough
tosatisfy ventilation requirements.
Power Attic Ventilators: a roof-mounted power
attic ventilator may be the best option to ventilate a hip roof.
A power attic ventilator, especially a model with a combination
thermostat/humidistat, can quickly and efficiently ventilate the
area when needed.