I have inspected a couple A-frame homes lately where there was no soffit ventilation and/or insulation was placed into the rafter area preventing proper ventilation.
Below is an A-frame attic I inspected today, gable vents were present and what was presumed to be soffit vents as well, but cannot be sure if the soffit vents are actually functionable or cut in, no ridge vent.
Dark staining and signs of condensation was present on the sheathing, so I know it is inadequately ventilated. I’m just trying to understand this better for myself.
Should an A-frame have ventilation from the eave to the ridge or attic area like any other typical home? I would think the shingles lifespan would be far less if not.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.