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04:12AM | 02/10/10
Member Since: 02/04/10
3 lifetime posts
New roof, ridge vent and have gable vents, soffit vents, too.

When wind blows, whichever direction it is coming from, I hear a noise like a turbine turning only on that end of the house from which the wind is blowing. It can be heard inside and outside as well. Never heard before the ridge vent installed. It is very distracting and I had a relative come by, he said it is NOT normal.

Ideas. Found out my roofer was a scam artist, so not even sure what I got.


12:33PM | 02/10/10
Member Since: 11/10/06
138 lifetime posts
Now that`s different. Excessive noise that you hear inside or outside your home is not normal. When the wind blows hard, it lifts the air in your attic out of the ridge vent faster than radiant lifting when there is no wind. Draws it in throuigh the soffit vents. ( prop vent should be installed at least the first three feet) In the attic you can hear the air flowing durring strong winds.

If the noise you described did not exist prior to the ridgevent installation, the faster flow durring wind is probably vibrating loose debris or vent joints, I`ve also encountered shingle tape not cut off at the top and vibrating in the wind.

Louder noise shouldn`t be the vent itself, unless it is one of the metal kind that don`t need cap shingles over it. Not installed correctly can rattle them around and it`s noticeable throughout the house or yard.

Ideally you should close off the gable end vents, (recommended) from the inside, they counter the flow from bottom to top.

Again, check for debris or loose material vibrating, have a pro go on the roof to check if you find nothing inside.

You should see daylight at the tip top cutout, and the bottom where the floor meets the roof. (soffit vents) Turn off the light to check.

Otherwise,...I`d have to be there, and I`d go up on the roof too.

Let us know after.


06:57AM | 02/13/10
Member Since: 02/06/10
8 lifetime posts
CoreVent has baffles in their vent products that might reduce this problem for you


03:54PM | 12/01/11
Member Since: 12/01/11
1 lifetime posts
Just encountered something very similar last night after having new roof with ridge vents installed earlier this year. In my case, listening from inside the attic, I was able to isolate the source to a short section of vent between a couple of trusses. Feeling about I found that the top course of shingles terminated something like 3/4" below the open plywood edge and the GAF DeckArmor I'd specified instead of felt was protruding unattached about that distance. I cut some short sections of aluminum seam tape I happened to have, folded them lengthwise so that I was able to tuck the tape up in there and secure it to hold the DeckArmor down. My confidence in this solution isn't yet 100%, but so far so good. I believe that flap was vibrating in the wind producing an intermittent groaning noise; it seems not unlikely that wind could have a similar effect on ordinary roofing felt.


03:53PM | 12/21/11
Member Since: 12/21/11
6 lifetime posts
Yeah I need a new roof as well, it's never good when you got leaks coming in. My cousin just got his roof done last fall and he loves it. I think he found some San Jose roofing contractors to install it.

Peter H.

01:15PM | 04/26/12
Member Since: 04/26/12
13 lifetime posts
You have to be sure when talking to contractors. There are a lot of scam artists out there. Make sure you get referrals and do research on different companies before hiring. My cousin recently got a new roof and did a ton of research on different Indianapolis Roofing Contractors before choosing their new roof and found the right one for him. You just have to put the time and effort into it.


04:58PM | 12/17/13

How to add a Basement separate heat zone to a steam 1 zone system

know about two ways to solve this issue:
1-use the furnace hot water to run into the basement baseboards , the hot water pump shall be controlled by a room thermostat

2-use a N.O. be-metal sensor switch to sense the temperature of the upper steam pipe - when pipes are hot use the switch (110V) to active a fan to spread the pipes heat in the room -not waste to ceiling . if Main Thermostat is not ON and basement need heat add a basement Secondary Thermostat that shall ask for heat and send back 24v to furnace , a relay shall provide the isolation between the 24V circuits and the 110V circuits & will stop over heat of Basement, for more info:


12:10AM | 01/10/14
I have a new metal roof and it sounds like the roof ridge vent is flapping so hard it is coming off. Can't sleep and it is so loud it drives me crazy. HELP!!!!!


11:14AM | 05/15/14
Regarding soffit vents:
I have soffit vents installed on my house which is 38 years old. Estimates to replece roof include a ridge vent for the first time (currently have one power ventilator on backside of roof). Have relied upon a powered cable vent fan to maintain ventilation during the hot over the pasts years here in Atlanta. In reventing bathrooms to siffit vent, I removed the passive soffit vents and noticed considerable debris in the baffle. It appears over time these vents should either be replaced or removed and cleaned using pressure from the nozzle of a water hose. Certainly effects the efficiency of the vents removing resistance to the convection.
With that said, which is more reliable Ridgevent or Passive roof vents. I was preparing for Ridge Vents for the first time after 38 years, but it appears that the risk to leaks from wind, water and snow may be prohibiting. I can either return to three original passive roof vents on the backside of the roof or continue with one power vent on the backside, having to endure more electric usage to power as well as replace the blower every 4-7 years, or go with the new ridge vent and take my chances on water leakage damage over time. Probable less risk on workmanship without the Ridge Vent,correct? By the way,how long does a Ridge Vent last anyway?


02:56PM | 10/27/17
We just rerouted our 1200 Sq ft house and replaced 4 box vents with a ridge vent. We've noticed when the wind blows the soffit on the gable end (where the wind hits it) lifts. It may have before...we heard occasional rattling... Could it be due to the ridge vent? What should be done to fix it?


02:58PM | 10/27/17
We just reroofed our 1200 Sq ft house and replaced 4 box vents with a ridge vent. We've noticed when the wind blows the soffit on the gable end (where the wind hits it) lifts. It may have before...we heard occasional rattling... Could it be due to the ridge vent? What should be done to fix it?


11:10AM | 05/19/20
My HOA tells me the roof (clay tile/ridge vents) post hurricane Irma will just make noise so live with it


05:43PM | 03/09/21
I have a roof vent for my stovetop hood fan on my new house in Florida. When the winds blow in a SE direction and the hood fan is off, a very loud irritating high pitch chirping noise is heard inside the house. The builder, roofer and ventilation companies have been on the roof numerous times for the last 12 months and can not correct the problem. The builder now tells me we will have to live with the noise. What suggestions do you have for a fix or a different brand of roof vent? (My assumption is the damper is rubbing against the roof vent housing)

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