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Do you suggest I free the soffit insulation and remove the paint from the outside?

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Soffit Vents: they are exteriorly painted closed. And they are covered in the attic with thick insulation to over-indulge the attic thermometer fans.

Thanks with best regards,

Danny
asked in Attic Area by danny (120 points)
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Hi Danny,
 
It all depends on how is your attic ventilation system designed… which I don’t know. If those soffit vents have been originally designed / installed to serve as the bottom air intake and the only outlet is along the roof ridge section, the answer is yes; you should “activate” them.
 
However, if you have a set of gable vents installed (just an example), opening of the soffit vents might disrupt proper air circulation. I would suggest going over these two case studies from AirVent.com - http://www.airvent.com/homeowner/resources/casestudies.shtml
Let me know if you have any question, just click “comment” below.
answered by darekrudy (21,730 points)
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