will ridge vent leak?

Old 01-28-03, 04:57 AM
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will ridge vent leak?

I recently purchased in S.W. Florida and noticed it doesn't have ridge vent or cans, but it does have vented soffit around the hip roof of the upper story. Vented soffit with temp controlled exhaust fan on the lower level which has a gable roof.
The previous owner said the ridge vent was not installed because when it rains REAL hard in southern Florida they will leak. What do you think? Is there a problem with leaking of a ridge vent in heavy rain or is that story a bunch of bologna?

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Old 01-28-03, 07:01 PM
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Well I don't live there as you can see but you do live close to me!

I did some checking and this was interesting;




Hope this helps!
Old 01-29-03, 05:51 PM
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I have always been anti ridge vents. I could never figure out why people cut a hole in a perfectly good roof. If you have a hole in your roof moisture will come in. I probably get 4 or 5 calls a year to remove ridge vents. Your house, your decision.

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