Roof Ridge vent length

Discussion in 'Building Construction' started by Guest, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am putting roof ridge vents on my new home construction. I want the
    roofer go all the way to the edge but he wants to go in about four feet as
    he says the wind might catch it. Since he and I have never used the
    product before (Always used the square vents). I thought somebody with
    experience with these vents might give us some advise.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Jeff
    Guest, Oct 4, 2005
    #1
  2. Guest

    DDP Guest

    On Tue, 4 Oct 2005 09:17:27 +0300, <>
    wrote:

    >I am putting roof ridge vents on my new home construction. I want the
    >roofer go all the way to the edge but he wants to go in about four feet as
    >he says the wind might catch it. Since he and I have never used the
    >product before (Always used the square vents). I thought somebody with
    >experience with these vents might give us some advise.
    >Any help would be appreciated.
    >Thanks
    >Jeff
    >



    I always started my ridge vent about 1 foot from the edge. This is
    mainly for apperance but also it allows you to seal the ends of the
    ridge cap to prevent leakage.
    DDP
    -------------------------------------
    If you always do what you always did
    you always get what you always got.
    DDP, Oct 6, 2005
    #2
  3. Guest

    3D Peruna Guest

    "Lil' Dave" <> wrote in message
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    > "M&S" <> wrote in message


    >> To the OP I would vent the entire attic space at the very least however
    >> as one post has already stated, the manufacturer specifically states the
    >> amount of vent needed and provides charts on the packaging to explain
    >> this to you and your contractor.
    >>
    >> Mark
    >>

    >
    > Believe you should reconsider the primary source of heat of the attic area
    > when it needs venting the most, summertime. Unless its basically a flat
    > roof, lookouts aren't going to appreciably hinder the hot air from going
    > to
    > the ridge vent.



    I'd spend some time at http://www.buildingscience.com and learn about
    venting of attics...
    3D Peruna, Oct 6, 2005
    #3
  4. I have a roof vent the full length of the house and I don't think it moves
    enough air.
    If you go up in the "attic" in the summer, I'll bet it is over 120º.

    JerryD(upstateNY)
    >> To the OP I would vent the entire attic space at the very least however
    >> as one post has already stated, the manufacturer specifically states the
    >> amount of vent needed and provides charts on the packaging to explain
    >> this to you and your contractor.
    >>
    >> Mark
    >>

    >
    > Believe you should reconsider the primary source of heat of the attic area
    > when it needs venting the most, summertime. Unless its basically a flat
    > roof, lookouts aren't going to appreciably hinder the hot air from going
    > to
    > the ridge vent.



    I'd spend some time at http://www.buildingscience.com and learn about
    venting of attics...
    JerryD\(upstateNY\), Oct 7, 2005
    #4
  5. JerryD(upstateNY) -
    > I have a roof vent the full length of the house and I don't think it

    moves
    > enough air.
    > If you go up in the "attic" in the summer, I'll bet it is over 120º.


    - Nehmo -
    >>>What are your soffit vents like? Do you think they’re big enough? Are

    they clogged with insulation? And you might take a thermometer up there
    next year to get an objective measurement.<<<<


    I have the continuous vented soffit.
    It has 1/8" holes about a 1/2" apart on the whole area of the soffit and it
    runs the whole 40' of the house, front and back.
    The roof vent runs the whole 40' of the house.

    --
    JerryD(upstateNY)
    JerryD\(upstateNY\), Oct 11, 2005
    #5

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