Ridge Vents on a one-sided roof


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Old 03-18-05, 09:23 AM
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Ridge Vents on a one-sided roof

Hi, one of my rooms on the second floor doesn't have attic and is by itself on that side of the house. The roof only have one side so the ceiling is a slope with a low point and a high point. I notice the soffit has soffit vents but is partly covered with paint. Don't know whether there is exhaust vents at the high point of the roof. Assuming not, can a ridge vents be used in this structure? If so, do I just cut a small opening along the high point and cover it with the regular ridge vents followed by the ridge cap (is modification of the ridge cap necessary to fit the shape??)? Any other suggestions? Also, how do I go about removing the paint on the soffit vents? Or is it better off to replace the soffit vents completely?
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Old 03-18-05, 01:29 PM
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Id say you have a lot of ifs here. What is the pitch on the roof? Does it stop at a wall like?. What is the insulation up in the rafters now. Does it touch the plywood roof there? you have to have it so air gets over the insulation
Yes I take and cut in new vents in the over hang. Id use the 3"strip like kind. to let air in to all the rafters.

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Old 03-21-05, 07:09 AM
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Ed, Thanks for the response! Yes, the pitch of the roof stops at the top of a wall. Since there is no attic space, what's the usual way to check out the insulation in there? In any case, some sort of vents should be installed for this kind of structure, right??
 
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Old 03-21-05, 08:05 AM
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You need vents there. Can you take down some of the over hang where the vents are now and look up in there to see what you have. Are cut into the drywall there to see.

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Old 03-21-05, 10:55 AM
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Will check it out. Thanks again Ed!
 
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Old 03-24-05, 07:32 PM
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ridge vents

The way I understand the description of this roof, a ridge vent won't work

because there is no ridge. A ridge vent at the highest point of this roof

surface would channel lots of rain water into the ceiling below. A ridge

vent has to have a certain slope downward on both sides of the vent.
 
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Old 03-24-05, 08:01 PM
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yfct,

Are you referring to this - roof to wall ventilation?

http://dougaphs.smugmug.com/gallery/364233/1/18176554

http://www.cor-a-vent.com/X-5.htm

Gaf Ventilation Products

http://www.gaf.com/General/GafMain.asp?Silo=RES1&WS=GAF

Hope this helps!
 
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Old 04-01-05, 01:13 PM
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Doug, These are cool websites!! Thank you very much!
 
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Old 04-01-05, 04:13 PM
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yfct,

You're very welcome!

I hope that you find what will be appropriate for your application.

Good Luck!
 
 

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