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chester1

04:54AM | 04/21/05
Member Since: 04/20/05
2 lifetime posts
I have a rafter built house and would like to install ridge vent when i reshingle my roof.Is it possible to install ridge vents on rafter built roofs,and if so how.

carl21l

01:04PM | 04/21/05
Member Since: 03/21/04
171 lifetime posts
you will need to cut an opining on each side of the ridge board. most manufacturers recommend removing 3/4-1 inch of sheeting on each side to allow the attic air to escape to the ridge vent. adjust your circular saw to just cut thru the sheathing without cutting the rafters. use a chalk line to snap a guideline on the sheathing where the cut is to be made.

the ridgevent packaging should contain instructions for the preparation and installation of the ridge vents. also make sure that you have adequate soffet vents. square inches of soffet equal to square inches of ridge vent opening in the sheathing

JMHO

Carl


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