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garage 05-29-2012 07:15 AM

ridge vent
 
Why don't you install ridge vent all the way to the end of the roof? In all the videos, instructions they leave 6 inches and start the ridge vent 5 inches back from the gable end. Can't I run it all the way to the end for a cleaner look ?

seeyou 05-29-2012 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by garage (Post 931131)
Why don't you install ridge vent all the way to the end of the roof? In all the videos, instructions they leave 6 inches and start the ridge vent 5 inches back from the gable end. Can't I run it all the way to the end for a cleaner look ?

You can. In fact, that's my preference. The vent serves no purpose over the rake cornice area,so some roofer's leave it off to cut costs.

Roofmaster417 05-29-2012 09:44 PM

I prefer 2' off the rake.I do it not to cut cost but because I like to see the Ridge Vent start and ending point.I ask my customers which they want and they say off the rake.

Some would question why but IMO it is preference.Besides I use external baffled "High Point" they only cost an additional $12 for another panel and that is hardly worth the effort of saving money.

But some guys who use the roll type drop $54 for 20'.If you have 44' of ridgeline then I guess you would have to invest another $54 in materials.That way I could see someone trying to snooker some cost.


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