Ridge Vent Issue


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Old 07-09-11, 03:24 PM
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Ridge Vent Issue

I have a 3-year-old log house with a cathedral ceiling and a standing seam metal roof. I believe the ridge vent was not properly done. There is no mesh, or whatever the stuff is called, that passes air but blocks birds, bats, blowing rain, whatever. As a result, we occasionally hear noises indicating something is up there, and when rain blows a certain way, we have minor leakage.

Going back to the company that installed the roof is not possible - the warranty is up and they're out of business, a casualty of the housing collapse. What is the correct name for the stuff that's missing, and where could I get some?
 
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Old 07-09-11, 03:58 PM
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You need ridge vent closure. But there's no way to tell you exactly what you need since we can't see the product they used or the profile.

Here's a site with some examples. Scroll down to their ridge vent closure. Not all closures allow venting, some are solid foam.

Closures and Ridge Vent| Metal Roofing Store | Best Buy Metals
 
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Old 07-09-11, 04:30 PM
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If you have a cathedral ceiling, and it is a log home, ridge venting may be a moot point, meaning it is not "venting" anything. Most likely your roof panels are 6"+ thick units of T&G/aluminum foil/4" foam/aluminum foil/OSB, attached with 7" spikes. Not sure of the brand you have. If that is the case, the solid foam under the existing ridge may help.
 
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Old 07-11-11, 05:53 AM
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The roof is an Englert Roofing product. The roof is indeed vented - I built the house myself (except for the metal roof). It is 2x10 rafters, baffles, batt insulation, and plywood decking.

Thanks for the link to vent closures.
 
 

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