Our house is situated on the puget sound in WA. The wind has a couple miles of open water to pick up speed before reaching our house broadside, where it is forced into the soffit vent on the one side creating something of a gale in our attic. Additionally the attic was turned into sort of a funky living space with plenty of air intrusion and insulation issues. It gets a bit breezy up there.
My question: is there some sort of soffit vent that closes when the wind pressure is too great? Many designs come to mind but I know from experience not to actually go down that route, I already have enough to do as it is.
Another thought was to close that side off in the winter or just restrict it a bunch. I’m not really sure how important attic ventilation really is in our climate.
Thanks for any input.