gable vent ...AND ridge vent?
My new construction, brick, galvalume roof, story and a half home, has three gable ends. Ridge vents will run along the roof, with perforated hardy board soffets. We have three standard vinyl round gable vents ready to install also. My builder suggests that we use them as purely decorative (no hole to make them functional).
I live on the gulf coast, hurricane country,...one friend said gable vents can let in water during heavy winds. But these vents are new and hopefully engineered to stop wind driven rain,....I'd like some extra ventilation.... thoughts?