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Shop ridge vent

cwbibby | Posted in General Questions on

I have a new shop building with a metal roof and the builder used a plastic ridge vent. I have noticed a lot of debris on the floor directly under the ridge vent. Have installed R-13 on the walls and radiant barrier on the user side of the roof along with an A/C mini split unit.

Is there any way to seal the ridge vent or put something on or u set it to keep debris from coming in and keep rain water from getting in during heavy storms? I live in the Deep South east. Lots of heat and an occasional hurricane, lol. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Peel off the ridge vent and replace it with something like this designed not to leak.

  2. Peter Yost | | #2

    H Malcolm -

    Had not seen this type of ridge vent before - thanks for sharing.

    I am currently working on wingnut testing of ridge vents (

    I am right now testing the way that wind works in soffit-to-ridge venting. Will see if these folks are willing to send me a length or two to test.


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