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Old 11-12-2018, 01:13 PM   #1
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It seems that not everyone is very experienced.

There is no corner ridge vent.
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Re: Is it normal to have such big gap in corner ridge?


It's a lot wider than I'd do it, but that will get covered by cap shingles. Not sure if that much of a gap is an issue or not considering the lower pitch of that roof.
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It's a lot wider than I'd do it, but that will get covered by cap shingles. Not sure if that much of a gap is an issue or not considering the lower pitch of that roof.
Some people is new, I guess.

I think I can cut a lot better.
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Re: Is it normal to have such big gap in corner ridge?


They aren't taking time to make that look nice, Because it doesn't need to. The cap shingles will cover all that, there's no need to the hip cuts to be aesthetically pleasing.
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They aren't taking time to make that look nice, Because it doesn't need to. The cap shingles will cover all that, there's no need to the hip cuts to be aesthetically pleasing.
The line is not straigh at all, look unprofessional. Even unprofessional myself can cut a much better line than that.
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I could see how it could look unprofessional to someone who has no idea what they're looking at.
You'll never see that again or have any issue with that.
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Re: Is it normal to have such big gap in corner ridge?


The thing that jumps out at me in that picture is the first course not covering/hanging over the drip edge.
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The thing that jumps out at me in that picture is the first course not covering/hanging over the drip edge.
I think what you see is gutter guard, not drip edge.
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Dang phones....It looks like only a 1-1/2" stripe to me.
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First of all, that is a "hip", not a "corner". Yes it is normal to be a bit sloppy cutting shingles like that. What on earth would be the point of cutting them neatly? And I have never in 30 years in this business seen a ridge vent installed on a hip.
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First of all, that is a "hip", not a "corner". Yes it is normal to be a bit sloppy cutting shingles like that. What on earth would be the point of cutting them neatly? And I have never in 30 years in this business seen a ridge vent installed on a hip.
That's actually a thing now, air vent makes a hip vent product. Designed for houses with limited amounts of ridge available, I haven't used it yet either.
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I hope the OP didn't complain to the roofers about that cut. Because I guarantee they will be the brunt of some bad jokes for years to come.
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I hope the OP didn't complain to the roofers about that cut. Because I guarantee they will be the brunt of some bad jokes for years to come.
Just between you, me and the fencepost, I'm glad this guy isn't one of my customers
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That's actually a thing now, air vent makes a hip vent product. Designed for houses with limited amounts of ridge available, I haven't used it yet either.
I saw that too, they don't explain what holds the roof together, unless they are just drilling a few holes in the sheeting.
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I saw that too, they don't explain what holds the roof together, unless they are just drilling a few holes in the sheeting.
I read the instructions a while back, if I recall you cut a foot, leave a foot attached. So each sheet is still half attached to the hip. I imagine it's still bouncy
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