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Old 03-23-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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Ridge vents in low slope roofs.

I lost a good portion of my roof in the recent noreaster on Long Island. My roof is a 4/12 slope. Is that too flat for a ridge vent? Seems like it would allow water to be blown into the vent. Any roofers on line with answers to this question? Thanks

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Old 03-23-2010, 11:32 AM   #2
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Ridge vents in low slope roofs.

there should be a preformed 'lip' on the ridge vent that will minimize the blown water issue.
Visit a lumber yard to inspect the ridge before purchasing.

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Go ahead and apply for a variance, those guys at City Hall can use a good laugh.
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