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Old 07-31-2009, 06:13 PM   #1
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After a recent hail storm in west Arvada, Colorado, I'm approved for a new roof on our 8-year-old ranch. My question is: How much over the cost of roofing will a good ridge vent cost approximately 55 feet long front to back? The house is 40 feet wide making the roof about 8/20, or is that 20/8? The roof is easily walkable.
We're in the city and in summer get a hundred degree heat occasionally, and in winter, we rarely get 60-80 mph winds and 4' of snow at 5500 feet elevation. I don't want water blowing through the ridge vents! What kind of additional cost does this sound like? Ignatius


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Old 07-31-2009, 06:42 PM   #2
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Between $6.00 to $18.00 per foot for material and labor are the prices I have seen.

Use the ones with the external wind deflecting baffle included, such as the Shingle Vent II, from Air Vent Corporation.



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Old 08-03-2009, 01:22 PM   #3
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I agree on the baffles:
Baffles Improve Ridge Vents

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