I am building a Cape Cod style garage apartment and the plan I have shows a gable end vent on the cover drawing of the building but the plan itself doesn’t show any vents on the gable ends. The roof is a 12/12 pitch and I will use a ridge vent if I can find one that will work on this pitch, and soffit vents with vent channels between the 2X8 rafters. I am building the gable walls and don’t know if I need end vents or if the soffit and ridge vents are sufficient. The bottom line is that I don’t know the mechanics involved in attic ventilation. The building will have a large 4.5/12 pitch shed dormer in the back and 2 small gable dormers in the front. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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