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July 20, 9:57 PM [GMT -5]

I have a ridge vent running from one gable end to the other and am thinking of adding two wind turbines to assist the ridge vents. A relative, however, recently had a new insulation technique done in his attic in which the soffets, gable and ridge vents were completly sealed. No air in or out. The insulation company said the attic would always be cool. So far the attic has been cool in the hot Georgia sun. Has anyone had this done and are they satisfied with the new insulation technique?

July 05, 4:54 PM [GMT -5]

I have a metal roof, uninsulated metal. No top vents at all and I am afraid to put in roof vents because the metal expands / shrinks too much to keep a good seal in a rainy climate.
My thought is to use thermostat / humidistat fans on one or both ends and let the soffit vents supply the incoming air.
The house is a 1933 built with many additions done by the owners in the past 25 years.
Has anyone ever had any luck keeping a metal roof vents sealed from heavy rains without having to use large amounts of roofing tar or mastic every few summers? The roof is white so black goo would look like heck.

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