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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!
Lyn Sims beat me to the punch! CUBS WON!
And once again, I learn something new in ActiveRain.
Thanks for the name reminder.
the Ridge vent
Up on the Ridge.....la la la
Barbara Todaro - the one in roof? My inspector talks about 'ridge' vent - though not sure about it.
Just did a bunch of googling on that one. Very interesting. ...
I have no idea!
Oh now I know, it's a ridge vent. I read Lyn Sims answer.
The ridge vents.
I have no clue! it wasn't on my real estate exam!
I am loving your questions! Don't need to answer because you have gotten the correct answer from Lyn Sims and a few others.
yay - I knew this one - ridge vent -
That should be a ridgecap.
These are located in the ridge of the roof, thus they are ridge vents.
I think these are called Ridge Vents Barbara Todaro, as I've heard they work with Soffit Vents, which you mentioned.
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!
What Lyn said
I just call them attic or gable vents.
I'll cross that B-Ridge when I come to it! The B is silent!!
The Rat/Bat Entry point?
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