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    Default Roof sidewall intersection

    Is this venting for bump out of room? Looks like venting material similar to ridge vent. It is lifting off roof with loose nails. Looks like they tried same thing on unheated three season porch also. Not needed there correct. They then covered with shingles. This has caused shingles to bend and crack.

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    Default Re: Roof sidewall intersection

    Looks like improper use of a ridge vent to me. I would defer to a roofer.

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    That is a ridge vent not a slope vent! Yep, I betting that the manufacturer has not thought about it being used for that.

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    Default Re: Roof sidewall intersection

    Coravent has a product for that application.

    Cor-A-Vent : Roof-to-Wall Ventilation

    I can't tell if that is what they used, but it doesn't look like it is to me. I don't know what's going on in the other pictures, but it doesn't look right.

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    Default Re: Roof sidewall intersection

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Robinson View Post
    Coravent has a product for that application.

    Cor-A-Vent : Roof-to-Wall Ventilation

    I can't tell if that is what they used, but it doesn't look like it is to me. I don't know what's going on in the other pictures, but it doesn't look right.
    I thought about the Coravent product, my house has it. But looking at that picture it looks like they have cut a ridge vent. With the Coravent Roof to Wall vent, you leave the front edge open just like a ridge vent. In the picture they have shingled over it. Regardless of what it is, it is wrong. What do others think??

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    Default Re: Roof sidewall intersection

    Scott,

    Looked like a ridge vent to me too.

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    Default Re: Roof sidewall intersection

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    I thought about the Coravent product, my house has it. But looking at that picture it looks like they have cut a ridge vent. With the Coravent Roof to Wall vent, you leave the front edge open just like a ridge vent. In the picture they have shingled over it. Regardless of what it is, it is wrong. What do others think??
    I agree Scott. They may have shingled over it because it is a non heated porch. But that begs the question why is it there in the first place.
    Potential for future heated 4 season room? Na people do not think that far ahead.
    The other pic with exposed vent should have a cap or shingles according to Coravent. Poor shape and loose and lifting off roof but no leaks inside. Go figure.
    Thanks all for your input.


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    Default Re: Roof sidewall intersection

    Looks like half a ridge vent at that... defer to a licensed roofer.


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    Default Re: Roof sidewall intersection

    [quote=Mike Gault;19913]Looks like half a ridge vent at that... [quote]

    ...well, it is only half a ridge!


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