Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired )

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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Ridge vent.

Oct 22, 2016 08:32 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I know not of what you speak......but I think my dad has them on his house in upstate NY. My tile roof here in Miami definitely does not have them!

Oct 22, 2016 08:21 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Lyn Sims beat me to the punch! CUBS WON!

Oct 22, 2016 11:45 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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And once again, I learn something new in ActiveRain.   

Oct 22, 2016 10:39 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for the name reminder.

Oct 22, 2016 10:14 PM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

the Ridge vent

Oct 22, 2016 09:23 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Ridge vent.

Oct 22, 2016 09:14 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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Up on the Ridge.....la la la

Oct 22, 2016 08:51 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Barbara Todaro - the one in roof? My inspector talks about 'ridge' vent - though not sure about it.

Oct 22, 2016 04:21 PM
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Todd & Devona Garrigus
Garrigus Real Estate - Beaumont, CA
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Just did a bunch of googling on that one. Very interesting. ...

Oct 22, 2016 04:12 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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I have no idea!  

Oh now I know, it's a ridge vent.  I read Lyn Sims  answer. 

Oct 22, 2016 01:28 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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The ridge vents.

Oct 22, 2016 01:18 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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I have no clue! it wasn't on my real estate exam!

Oct 22, 2016 01:16 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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I am loving your questions! Don't need to answer because you have gotten the correct answer from Lyn Sims  and a few others.

Oct 22, 2016 01:02 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

yay - I knew this one - ridge vent - 

Oct 22, 2016 12:43 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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That should be a ridgecap.

Oct 22, 2016 12:32 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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These are located in the ridge of the roof, thus they are ridge vents.

Oct 22, 2016 11:32 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Ridge vent!!

Oct 22, 2016 11:28 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I think these are called Ridge Vents Barbara Todaro, as I've heard they work with Soffit Vents, which you mentioned. 

Oct 22, 2016 10:58 AM
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Grace Hanamoto
Intero Real Estate - Sunnyvale, CA
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Yep, these are ridge vents and they are very very important to homes with cathedral ceilings.  The lower vent draws cool air in, and the upper ridge vents push it out creating an important laminar flow necessary to prevent the roofing material from "cooking" on the backside forward.

Homes without elevated or cathedral ceilings (older homes) may have vents on the side of the home that do the job of exhausting air, so that there are no ridge vents.  There will also not be ridge vents in homes with wood shingle or shake, thatch, or roofing materials attached to lattice (like tile) or skip sheathing as these have ample air flow around the roofing materials to alleviate the need for additional venting.

Hope this helps!

Oct 22, 2016 10:42 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

What Lyn said

Oct 22, 2016 10:31 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Frank?

Oct 22, 2016 09:29 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Frank!

Oct 22, 2016 09:03 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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I just call them attic or gable vents.

Oct 22, 2016 08:19 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Ridge vent!

Oct 23, 2016 04:24 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I'll cross that B-Ridge when I come to it!  The B is silent!! 

Oct 23, 2016 01:40 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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The Rat/Bat Entry point?

Oct 23, 2016 12:48 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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Great feedback on this question

Oct 23, 2016 12:20 AM