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Old 04-23-2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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If a high quality ridge vent is installed properly on my lifetime shingle roof, is there any chance of it leaking?

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Old 04-23-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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Those have been in use for 40 plus years----the things work well without worries---

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Ok, it's that I have 1 roofer that hates them and says they leak, and another roofer that is telling me he doesn't know what he's talking about, and that the high quality ridge vent won't leak at all.
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They are a bit more work to install---perhaps that is why the one roofer doesn't like them.

I think they offer the best ventilation for the roof--so the extra work and cost are not a big concern----
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From the research I've done I completely agree on the ventilation aspect. Just wanted a pro opinion on leakage. Thx
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:42 PM   #6
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Ok so what"s a high quality ridge vent?
If it's a roll type vent there about worthless.
Just not enough venting.
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He said its air vent brand rigid ridge vent, not crappy roll out vent. Guaranteed up to 110 mph winds. He said he trusts it so much because he's been using it for years with only having a problem one time. He said air vent shipped him a new vent and paid for the labor for the repair. So what makes you say it's not good ventilation?
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Who said it was crappy vent?
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The only time I've had an issue is on very low pitched roofs, 3/12 etc. And it was due to large amounts of snow on the roof melting.

They are a lot of work to install. All hand nailed. But I couldn't take a roofer serious if they wouldn't use them.
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Ok so what"s a high quality ridge vent?
If it's a roll type vent there about worthless.
Just not enough venting.
I assumed that by saying they're about worthless could be comparable to crappy.
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So is the consensus is that the rigid ridge vent is basically leak proof and offers very good venting?
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So is the consensus is that the rigid ridge vent is basically leak proof and offers very good venting?
That's what I have on my house. :thumbsyp:
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If a high quality ridge vent is installed properly on my lifetime shingle roof, is there any chance of it leaking?
Which high quality ridge vent are you referring to? I mean I have never heard anyone advertise their ridge vent as low quality, even the one named after a snake, which is about as worthless as a screen door in a submarine.

Please be aware that a leaky ridge vent can have more to do with a lousy substrate (Roof Deck) that is not on-plane. That is, one that is deflected between support members. A good roofer will see this coming though, and recommend blocking to correct this deficiency. All the above notwithstanding, I suppose ANY ridge vent could leak under the right, or I should say wrong conditions.
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Which high quality ridge vent are you referring to? I mean I have never heard anyone advertise their ridge vent as low quality, even the one named after a snake, which is about as worthless as a screen door in a submarine.
Airvent is the brand
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Read my post again, it says rolled venting is worthless.

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