I have a house that was built in 1912. I live in upstate NY so my winters are cold. I am in need of a complete tear off roof. My roof right now has the original slate along with two layers of asphalt over the top (miserable). This is going to be a big job as my house is 3 stories (attic included) with a dormer on each side of the house. I want it to be done right so here is my question…
My house has over 3’ wide tongue and groove eaves, no soffit intake. How do I vent this roof?
My attic is about 1000 sq ft with finished plaster and is conditioned space. There is a knee wall where I can access a crawl space to see the lower portion of my roof. This crawl space is not airtight and is cold in the winter, warm in the summer. Currently no ridge vent installed.
A couple contractors want to install 3/4" furring strips over my existing tongue and groove decking, then re-deck over that. They would cap that at the end with vented drip edge and that channel, along with a ridge vent, would create my venting solution.
Thoughts? Are there other options?