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Old 08-26-2012, 06:10 PM   #1
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Hello. First time poster here. I have a 3 story townhouse in NH. I was doing some attic insulation work over the summer, and noticed that the "weather filter" which is a fiberglass mesh type of product under the ridge vent is plugged with dust, insulation, etc.

Does it make sense to just rip this filter out? I need to go through the attic because the condo association will NOT allow me to do any work on the roof side.

Should I replace the filter with another one? How is this done? Thanks!

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Just vacuum it out.

Make sure it isn't over-nailed and obstructing the flow of air in the attic.

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I noticed that filter in the Shingle Vent II at Lowe's on the weekend and thought the same thing, just a matter of time till that filter is clogged!

The roofer I am considering uses the Venturi-Vent, which doesnt have the filter. They both however have that lip on the outside, with holes to let the water out. I guess it's just a matter of time till those holes clog up too with seedlings? That would require getting on the roof.

How is the longevity of the plastic ridge vents? I see some have a 30 yr warrantee. Have they even been around long enough to track a 20 or 30 yr cycle?

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The rigid ridge vents are far more proven than the Cobra vent fiber mesh.

Just vacuum out the filter as the debris that was accumulated was done when the insulation was blown in.
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The rigid ridge vents are far more proven than the Cobra vent fiber mesh.

Just vacuum out the filter as the debris that was accumulated was done when the insulation was blown in.
What about those that lost access to their attic as soon as the insulation was blown in? Sort of hard to go up and vacuum, so how could they clean the vent from the outside?

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It depends which side has the dust. If it covers the inside vacuum from the inside or use a vacuum with an exhaust, (leaf blower on low), to blow it off from the outside. If the outside is clogged , reverse the process.
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What about those that lost access to their attic as soon as the insulation was blown in? Sort of hard to go up and vacuum, so how could they clean the vent from the outside?

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I would make sure your insulation company doesn't clog it up to start with.

We normally have some compressed air or a broom with us.

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It depends which side has the dust. If it covers the inside vacuum from the inside or use a vacuum with an exhaust, (leaf blower on low), to blow it off from the outside. If the outside is clogged , reverse the process.
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