Ridgevent/Dormer vs. Dormer/Dormer Pairs
I don't have soffits nor no gables anywhere, there is stucco everywhere in the typical spots.
I'm having roof replaced and the roofer only wants to use Ridge Vents. He either wants to tear out the stucco and put in soffits (not my idea) but after pushing will "settle" on smaller (O'Hagen?) vents at the base for input.
Aren't the differences negligible between a) pairs of dormers at base+top vs. b) ridge vent + lower dormers. Is there some magic w/the ridge vent, because it's a few inches higher than a high-mounted dormer, that makes it much better?
I assumed calculating the total sq.in ventilation that each solution provides is comparing apples-apples.
I'm also having solar installed, so I know dormers take up valuable space where I could place panels. That is certainly an advantage to ridge/soffit implementations. The other would be aesthetics.