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Old 03-24-2014, 07:20 PM   #1
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Ridge vent choice ... aluminum or ??????


Finalizing the contract on my new roof, and i asked the roofer what brand of ridge vent he preferred. he told me he likes to use old style aluminum "mushroom" ridge vent. i asked him did it work any better than others and he said not really, but he just liked it better. Has there been any testing to see if it works better than others? My house has aluminum on it now and i think it looks so 1990-ish. He did say he would put whatever i wanted, but i was just wondering why he would like to use it. Easier to install? cheaper?

After doing a lot of research i've decided to go with Shinglevent II ... is that a good choice?

BTW, house is located in south Florida

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That's all I've ever used.
No other roof venting needed.

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ShingleVent II is one of the best.
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I've always used the center vent aluminum.Between that and vinyl I'll stick with al.
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Misread the post and was thinking about soffit.Shinglevent II is a good product.
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so, what you're trying to say is, that you guys like Shinglevent II? LOL

ok, well I guess I got the answer I was looking for ...

next, I've got perforated aluminum soffits all around my house ... if they all have baffles installed properly, will these offer enough intake air?
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so, what you're trying to say is, that you guys like Shinglevent II? LOL

ok, well I guess I got the answer I was looking for ...

next, I've got perforated aluminum soffits all around my house ... if they all have baffles installed properly, will these offer enough intake air?
Yes and yes, provided they are not retro'd over something like solid plywood or something. Then the net opening of the soffit is irrelevant if you don't have proper opening in the backing.
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Olden broke makes a good point ,I see people in this area installing vented soffit over old 1/4" ply.You don't get any venting that way.You have to take the old ply down or make some cuts between rafter tails for it to work.This should be fundamental but I see it all the time.
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Olden broke makes a good point ,I see people in this area installing vented soffit over old 1/4" ply.You don't get any venting that way.You have to take the old ply down or make some cuts between rafter tails for it to work.This should be fundamental but I see it all the time.
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Even when I tell my guys to do it, you will see them shortcut it sometimes.

Nothing like telling them to yank down some soffit and watch them squirm!!!
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+1Nothing like telling them to yank down some soffit and watch them squirm!!!
I had a semi-petrified cat (among other things) fall in my face a few of years ago removing soffit.

It wasn't part of the scope of my work but I did find and removed the source of the stink in that garage.

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