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Hello:

I'm looking to install some continuous soffits and a ridge vent.

What are some good ridge vents to look into?
The only ones I know of are the ones at HD/Lowes and they look like junk.
I heard that sometimes they clog, etc...

Any help is appreciated.
 

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That's good to know, as long as they work and are installed properly I'm ok with using them.
I heard that sometimes that they clog and leak so I dismissed them.
I look into them again.
Thanks.
 

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Main thing I've seen when a ridge vent leaks is however installed it cut the roof to far back.
 

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I installed a ton of ridge vent over the years. I thought it was the greatest stuff in the world. Toward the end of my roofing career I began to notice that sometimes those fiberglass mesh filters that some of them have got pretty dirty over time like a furnace filter does. I don't know how that dirt affects net free air flow but I'm sure it doesn't improve it.
 

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I installed a ton of ridge vent over the years. I thought it was the greatest stuff in the world. Toward the end of my roofing career I began to notice that sometimes those fiberglass mesh filters that some of them have got pretty dirty over time like a furnace filter does. I don't know how that dirt affects net free air flow but I'm sure it doesn't improve it.
Good to know.

Would compressed air work to unclog them? I assume it would be difficult to reach to appropriate part to spray.

Also, What's the typical installation charge for a ridge vent?
 
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