Why is Snow getting into Our attic through the Vents?


L

Lab

We have a two story house (Ontario Canada). We bought this nice
house, newly re shingled. For some reason our roof vents let in snow
into the attic, it does not happen all the time. They are typical
rubber vents, 4 inch high or so. 12inch square. I see how this can
happen, the wind blow the snow in, even though it is installed
properly. It only happens when we have a heavy snow fall. Does
everyone have this problem or am I missing something? thanks.
 
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J

Jimw

We have a two story house (Ontario Canada). We bought this nice
house, newly re shingled. For some reason our roof vents let in snow
into the attic, it does not happen all the time. They are typical
rubber vents, 4 inch high or so. 12inch square. I see how this can
happen, the wind blow the snow in, even though it is installed
properly. It only happens when we have a heavy snow fall. Does
everyone have this problem or am I missing something? thanks.
My father used to screw plywood over the vents in winter.I'd probably
do the same but I dont have an attic.
 
M

mkirsch1

My father used to screw plywood over the vents in winter.I'd probably
do the same but I dont have an attic.
That's a good way to ensure ice damming and LOTS of water running in.
 
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L

Lab

thank you all. So basically what you are saying is that a couple of
hand fulls of snow will not do any damage?
 

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