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Can I seal up some vents on my open gable roof?

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Posted by: from Saint Joseph
11/22/2017 at 12:48:57 PM

I have roof vents installed on both sides of my open gable roof. We bought our house a few years ago now, and I stumbled upon the banks' inspection report of our house. They made a note that the roof vents shouldn't be installed across from each other on the roof because it "normally doesn't allow the attic to breathe properly.

My question is, can I plug up one side of these vents with something to stop it from ventilating from one side of my roof? if so, what would best to use to seal it up?

My concern mainly is coming from how very hot my attic gets in the summertime. It gets so hot it can somewhat soften or melt some weaker plastics we used to store in the attic. I guess I was wondering if by plugging up one side of these vents would help fix that issue too. During the wintertime months at night, my attic gets pretty cold, almost as cold as outside. usually within 10 degrees. We have cellulose insulation spewed out everywhere. On average I'd say we have about 5 inches of this type of fluffy insulation throughout the attic with some areas with larger mounds of insulation over large rooms.

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Can I seal up some vents on my open gable roof?

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