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Old 06-13-2013, 05:06 PM   #16
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I use those regularly, they are my second preferred vent next to shingle vent II.
Is there a convoy supply in your area? They'll have a large selection of ridge vents, underlay etc for you to look at. Much better service than you'll get at home desperate.
If your going with synthetic and your roof is 7/12 or less look into Rhino roof. Its 2/3rds the cost of other synthetics and works great, lays flat and straight.

Im not a huge fan of leaving roofs open even papered, but add a tarp into your plan and you'll be okay.

What brand of shingles is currently on your roof? Its likely BP or IKO, and BP just lost a class action lawsuit and its very easy to get money out of them right now if you can prove how old they are(nt)

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Old 06-13-2013, 05:43 PM   #17
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I use those regularly, they are my second preferred vent next to shingle vent II.
Is there a convoy supply in your area? They'll have a large selection of ridge vents, underlay etc for you to look at. Much better service than you'll get at home desperate.
If your going with synthetic and your roof is 7/12 or less look into Rhino roof. Its 2/3rds the cost of other synthetics and works great, lays flat and straight.

Im not a huge fan of leaving roofs open even papered, but add a tarp into your plan and you'll be okay.

What brand of shingles is currently on your roof? Its likely BP or IKO, and BP just lost a class action lawsuit and its very easy to get money out of them right now if you can prove how old they are(nt)
Thanks for the info Pat. I'll look into those vent and the Rhino underlay. We don't have a Convoy supply store around here as far as I know. I've got a 4/12 pitch I think.. It's quite low, to low really, hard to get around in the attic to low.
I don't know what's on there for shingles, my contract was for 25yr is all I know at the moment. Be nice to get some money back for that crappy roof job and shingles.
I need to find a good roofing contractor.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:59 PM   #18
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I use those regularly, they are my second preferred vent next to shingle vent II.
Is there a convoy supply in your area? They'll have a large selection of ridge vents, underlay etc for you to look at. Much better service than you'll get at home desperate.
If your going with synthetic and your roof is 7/12 or less look into Rhino roof. Its 2/3rds the cost of other synthetics and works great, lays flat and straight.

Im not a huge fan of leaving roofs open even papered, but add a tarp into your plan and you'll be okay.

What brand of shingles is currently on your roof? Its likely BP or IKO, and BP just lost a class action lawsuit and its very easy to get money out of them right now if you can prove how old they are(nt)
Good advice here.

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Old 07-18-2013, 10:04 PM   #19
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I've just completed section "A" (see pic from orig post). I've got temporary ridge caps on both ridges. I'm starting section B shortly.

It took me 3days... all those days were in the low to mid 30's C ... and I could'nt do any work between 11am and 5pm, only early morning and evenings. I think section A was the most complicated due to chimney flashing etc. So I'm hoping the next section, although much larger, will go as quick if not quicker... especially if it's not to hot.

The temporary ridge caps consist of a full length chunk of the synthetic underlay, which is 4ft wide... it's weighted down with a bunch of small sand bags on top of some long boards and 2 x 4's. So far so good... made it through the first thunder storms and the chimney hasn't leaked so that's looking good.

Roofing is not easy. It's back breaking work and I'm sweating tons in the heat. It's mentally challenging and I need to move real slow otherwise I'll screw up. I've concluded that the pro's that do it well are worth every penny... the pro's that don't should be run out of town.

I found numerous errors on this one section alone. It was heart breaking that I paid what I did for that job back in 1998. It's a miracle that there aren't more leaks than there are... knock on wood.

Here's some of the issues I found when I removed the shingles from section A:
1. no step flashing was used on slope side of chimney...
2. the ice and water shield film was never removed... hence no adhesion to the deck.
3. the ice and water shield was laid on top of the felt paper along the eaves... except in one spot.
4. the drip edge was nailed on top of the ice and water shield...
5. the original flashing around the chimney was never removed... the flashed right on top of it.

There's other issues as well...

So ya... I'm doing the whole roof... especially want to install one good ridge vent on the top most ridge. I removed the vent on section A and I've noticed the house is warmer now... not enough ventilation with just the two remaining vents. I'm hoping like heck that the rigid type ridge vents will give me the right amount of ventilation.

I'm going with the vent sold at home depot... http://www.homedepot.ca/product/cobr...dvanced/985912
They've got pretty good prices and as other's have pointed out those ones are pretty good.

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