Ridge Vent Repairs

Old 11-15-06, 07:39 AM
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Ridge Vent Repairs

Hi All,
I recently bought a home that has a ridge vent installed on the roof. After living there for about 2 weeks we had very high winds in our area. This caused the back end of the ridge vent to bend up. I have not been on the roof yet but I can see from the ground the about two foot of the back end is bend up a couple of inches. I also found a small 3 inch square piece of shingle in my yard.
Is this something to be concerned about?? If so, how do I repair it. We have had a considerable amount of rain over the past few weeks and I have not had any leaks..
Old 11-21-06, 03:18 PM
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You probably have some type of flexible ridge vent that has hip and ridge shingles nailed on top of it. You will likely need to replace a few of the shingles as you make your repairs. The ridge likely pulled off because the installers used roofing nails that were too short for the job. Buy yourself a pound or two of 2 1/4" roofing nails and hopefully that will do the trick. Depending on how bad the damage is, you might be able to just nail everything back down, and put sealant on any exposed nail heads. But if it's bad enough, you might need to remove shingles, nail the plastic ridge vent down, then reapply some hip and ridge shingles over the top of the plastic ridge vent. Should be an easy DIY job if the roof isn't too steep!

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