We have a gambrel roof (front only) with 5 dormers in front with significant ice damming last winter that caused over $32K in damage. The ice damming occurred in the front only. We had an energy audit and air sealed the attic, plus increased the insulation significantly. They sealed off whatever soffit vents we had. We need a new roof (and will get winterguard, which we didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t have) and need to figure out what is the best venting solution.
The ventilation now consists of two gable vents and a disabled attic fan. The energy guy recommends adding a ridge vent to go with existing gable vents. I don’t think this will ventilate the attic, but he is adamant that it will, saying that ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œthermal movementÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚