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Old 05-26-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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ridge vents VS standard roof vents


I am getting my roof done and can't decide which one to go with. I like the ridge vent look better, but my roofer has told me that he has repalced alot of ridge vents to do leaks, mostly water blowing in from rain and snow. I live in southeastern Michigan any suggestions.

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Ridge vents have their pros and cons, but the decision is up to you what you end up with. I can tell you I just added some turtle/mushroom vents to my roof no problem as I found the ridge vent to be inadequate.

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I am getting my roof done and can't decide which one to go with. I like the ridge vent look better, but my roofer has told me that he has repalced alot of ridge vents to do leaks, mostly water blowing in from rain and snow. I live in southeastern Michigan any suggestions.
It might be the type that was used that was creating the problem.A RidgeVent without an external baffle is notorious for sponging water.

Since you are in a high winter precipitation area I recommend this product or something similar with external baffles.

RidgeVent over standard vents any day.

http://www.gaf.com/roofing/residenti...w-country.aspx
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