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How do you Shingle a ridge vent?
Last Updated: 10th February, 2020
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Likewise, how does a ridge vent work on a roof?
A ridge vent is an important part of a home's roofing system. Installed at the peak of a sloped roof, the ridge vent allows damp, warm air to escape from the attic. A properly installed ridge vent increases energy efficiency and prolongs the life of your roof.
Additionally, do ridge vents leak? With proper installation and care, ridge vents should not leak. However, improper installation leads to leaky vents. In some cases, installers will use the wrong nails or shorter nails to secure the vents to the structure. Another problem that can lead to leaking roof ridge vents involves sealant.
Also question is, how long should a ridge vent be?
The net free vent area of the ridge openings are 672.75 sq inches / 40 = 16.8 sq inches per linear foot. Thus, as long as the given sq inches of ridge vent are less than 16.8 inches per linear foot, that 3/4 inch cut out to each side of the ridge is going to be adequate.
Should ridge vent go all the way across roof?
The answer is strictly one of aesthetics. The venting in the roof should never be cut all the way to the edge but that doesn't mean you can't install the vent cap all the way to the edge. If you are considering a roofing, siding or window or painting project we always provide a free, no-pressure estimate.