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Whats the difference between using a siding panel instead of a vent chute?

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I just wondered what would be the difference in the siding panels resting on the insulation and the vent chutes witch the insulation would be pressed up against? Wouldn't it pretty much be the same thing? Air would pass over the insulation through the vent chutes but couldn't pass under them, that is practically the same thing the siding does.Just wondering , thanks!
asked in Attic Area by do (140 points)
edited by darekrudy
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The vent chutes are much lighter than a siding panel and they are (should be) secured to the roof decking. They wouldn't compress insulation beyond their profile thickness. On the other hand, while using a siding panel, it might saddle over time compressing the insulation underneath it. 
Like I said, give it a try if it’s not too much hassle. Some adaptations are successful and some aren’t.
answered by darekrudy (21,730 points)