Condensation promblem?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 5138bug, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. 5138bug

    5138bug Out Of The Brooder

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    Just went out to check inside of new coop no chickens in there yet coming in spring.
    It is very windy rainy warm today, the under side of the roof is very wet I'm thinking
    I might not have enough venting. Here what I have both soffits 8" 84"are open covered with
    wire back vent 18" 20" two windows bottom sash 12"x12 I'm planning on a roof vent . Any input
    would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you all
    Don
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Any gable vents? Soffits pull air in, but they don't really expel air. You need make sure the ventilation is up high, think roofline and peak. Windows tend to be too low to be effective.
     
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    Thanks I plan on a ridge vent and cupola.
     
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    I'm sure it's not a leak in the roof, the roof is new if it was a leak the water would drip down in a few places.
    In this case the whole under side of the roof both gables is wet with large bubbles the floor is still dry.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Bubbles?

    Is that a shingled roof?
    Low pitch roof with shingles and wind driven rain, could be seeping water in from outside.

    Just trying to help trouble shoot.
     

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