Attic ventilation. Turbines or ridge vent?
I have been thinking for several months that I would add ridge vents to my shop building. It started out as a car port, that then was enclosed. No ventilation was installed at all. Not sure why it didn't rot and fall apart. A co-worker had a company come out and do a study on his house for energy efficiency and their comment was that it was good that he had turbines because they were better than ridge vents, and it was good that they were brown instead of silver. Does that statement make any sense to any of you? I'm not opposed to turbines since the house has 4 of them, but I thought the ridge vents were either equal or superior to them? I'm taking vacation time starting March 13 to fix my leaking valley at the shop. I'm planning to take off only the amount of roof I have to for the repair. But it will open up a perfect place to install one of two turbines that the shop would need, if they are in fact better.
If ridge vents are better, one Lowes has the model and color I'm interested in on close out for $6.29 per 8' section. The ridge vents would be cheaper because of this.
Thanks for any help you can offer! Jim.
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