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Old 10-29-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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I just had a new roof installed, and decided to have a ridge vent included. Now I hear a vibrating, or humming sound, when the wind blows. Is this normal?


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No, but if your on the east coast anythings possible the next few days.
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high winds can cause everything to sing and hum ..... when I lived a block off the ocean my downspout would "howl" as we got wind off the ocean ...... was kind of nice at Halloween

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The wind would have to be blowing very,very,very hard for you to hear a humming sound.Maybe its a piece of felt that was not cut back on the ridge line ?

Depending on the type of ridge vent the installer might have forgotten to use the end caps for the ridge vent.That would allow some decent wind flow on the start and end of the ridge vent.

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What kind of ridge vent? Was it of the baffled variety or did it look like a rolled out brillo pad?

I've never heard of a ridge vent humming or whistling. Possibly it is loose? Possibly the wind is howlin' from the hurricane. There could even be a strip of plastic in just the right spot that it catches the wind and whistles.

Maybe a roofer got stuck in your attic and he is humming and whistling to pass the time?
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