|J S Machine
||01-17-2011 08:31 AM
Ridge vent shingling..How to do it properly?
What is the best way to shingle a ridge vent? I have never done a roof before and this is the only part that I can't find detailed instructions on.
I understand the installation of the vent itself. cut slot in ridge of roof..leave about a foot or so on each end uncut..
I understand the part about making ridge shingles, taking a regular 3 tab shingle and cutting it into three tabs...cutting a taper on the backs of each piece..each piece overlaps the other all the way across..
I have seen several tutorials online and even went to the book store the other night and found a couple of home remodel books. Several even had articles on ridge vent installation but none are detailed enough and they all contradict each other.
I know that the last shinlgle piece put down has to be correct because if it isn't the roof will leak. I know I will have to get some roffing tar and do it correctly.
Can somebody point me towards a very detailed article or explain this to me?