I am interested in your opinions on gabrel roof problems. I have ben handed a project that requiresz the venting of this roof. It sweats terribly at pesent and is ruining the interior walls. The venting of the roof is a no brainer, but am wondering what the thoughts are on the shingle siding on the steep pith of roof/wall. This home sits with total exposure to the elements including 6 of 7 days sun here in the high plains of montana. I think the walls are getting super heated , and retaining this solar gain , while the evening cools and with zero venting are creating condensation probs. I am afraid that even with the upper roof vented that the walls will still sweat? I’ve never dealt with a gambrel roof before but my hunch is that a wood siding would better serve this home by releasing the heat build up better. A shoddy builder really did the home owner a diservice on this one. Not only is the roof unvented it is only a 2×6 roof and stuffed with r 38 and the framing leaves alot to be desired. Any thoughts on this t-lock shingle siding would help. thanks, Fup
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