Snow through ridge vent

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Old 01-16-05, 06:37 AM
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Snow through ridge vent

My parents recently suffered water damage to their home due to snow that blew into their attic through the ridge vent. The snow was very fine and powdery, and there was apparently heavy wind coming from just the right direction on the day that it fell.

This hasn't happened before (the house is 20 years old), so it's unlikely that the conditions will occur again, but we are wondering if there's any way to prevent it. Does anybody know of any type of retrofit or adapter that can be installed? Any other ideas?

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Old 01-19-05, 01:27 PM
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On the new ridge vents they have a ""filter"' in them dont know if you can get that and put it up there or not. "BUT BUT" they find that this filter stuff blocks up over time and stops the air from getting out. Down here they are outlawed now cause they let rain blow in.

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