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Old 04-11-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
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This was done less than a year ago, and on the very top of the roof, it appears to be lifting up. We had a very strong wind/rainstorm recently. No roof leaks, but I'm wondering if this is the start to a problem. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:35 PM   #2
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It looks to me that you have capped over ridge vent.
The caps that appear to be sticking up have ridge plastic ridge vent under them.

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Thanks for commenting. Unfortunately the terminology is a bit foreign to me. Does that mean it's supposed to be sticking up like that?
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So, it occurred to me to google it. Please correct me if I'm wrong. It is supposed to be elevated like that because the vents underneath it allow for escape of hot air. Yes?
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Yes, as you found out. Some roofers don't run the ridge vent all the way out onto the overhangs, some cut the overhangs for the vent!, and some don't use baffled ones that stop the rain ... http://www.oikos.com/esb/30/atticvent.html

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Looks to me it just needs nailing down. You need to get up there and take a look, and bring a hammer and 6 roofing nails with you.
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I would only drive a nail through the corners, but not all the way down. Drive them only flush with the existing height of the shingle and caulk the nail head as well as around the penetration in the shingle below.

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