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Old 09-04-2019, 05:51 PM   #1
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Friend had a roof put on with a new ridge vent
They cut the existing deck from end to end
Then just put ridge caps over the opening for about 16 inches then started the ridge vent. Nothing below the shingles. After he caught that the roofer came back removed the ridge vent and scabbed some wood underneath and put the underpayment on top of the new wood and put new cap shingles on over that and put a new ridge vent on. Says it will be fine .. what do you think. It hasn’t leaked yet but do you think it will in the future.
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Old 09-04-2019, 06:26 PM   #2
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How big of a gap was cut in originally and how big of a gap after it was redone?

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There wasn’t a ridge vent originally, just regular roof vents. They cut about 2 or 3 inches out full length and just shingled over the hole down past where the ridge vent ended. When the cap shingles were removed you could see right into the attic. Then they came back and scabbed some wood on the first few feet. Then put the underlayment over that and onto the last row of shingles then the cap shingles then put the new ridge vent on.
No gap after they scabbed on the new wood scabbed on pieces were 1x4 stuff

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I've heard its preferable not to have the sheathing right up to the peak, especially on steeper pitches because it forces the ridge caps to be bent sharply instead of curving over the peak. Roofer asked me to leave the sheathing down 2" from the peak for the entire roof, not just where the ridge vent would be. 3" down sounds like it is getting a bit big but shingles are pretty durable and ridge caps are effectively 3 layers thick. The overhang into the gutter doesn't have sheathing under it...
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The thing about ridge vents is if you can't see into the attic before you put the ridge vent in place, it isn't going to ventilate the attic.

From your description, I don't think it will be more leak prone.

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It is fine...your friend really made him come back for that and scab in some 2" rips?

Consider him lucky the roofer came back and did that. Shingles cure and become quite stiff rather quickly...like a couple months of sunshine. They are easily capable of spanning a small gap and retaining the shape
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https://i.imgur.com/No1nh2U_d.jpg?ma...idelity=medium
https://i.imgur.com/YMlZVex_d.jpg?ma...idelity=medium
https://i.imgur.com/ED6q0Hh_d.jpg?ma...idelity=medium
https://i.imgur.com/roRFMQYr.jpg

Here are some pics of what I’m talking about and the fix
Roof is about a 5-12 pitch
Last pic is before anything was removed. You can see how the shingles were dipping down into the attic

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https://i.imgur.com/No1nh2U_d.jpg?ma...idelity=medium
https://i.imgur.com/YMlZVex_d.jpg?ma...idelity=medium
https://i.imgur.com/ED6q0Hh_d.jpg?ma...idelity=medium
https://i.imgur.com/roRFMQYr.jpg

Here are some pics of what I’m talking about and the fix
Roof is about a 5-12 pitch
Last pic is before anything was removed. You can see how the shingles were dipping down into the attic
Yikes !
There's no problem cutting end to end but that hole is way too big.
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https://i.imgur.com/No1nh2U_d.jpg?ma...idelity=medium
https://i.imgur.com/YMlZVex_d.jpg?ma...idelity=medium
https://i.imgur.com/ED6q0Hh_d.jpg?ma...idelity=medium
https://i.imgur.com/roRFMQYr.jpg

Here are some pics of what Im talking about and the fix
Roof is about a 5-12 pitch
Last pic is before anything was removed. You can see how the shingles were dipping down into the attic
" They cut about 2 or 3 inches out"

Get your tape measure checked ASAP...
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To late for checking anything just looking for some input
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Re: New Roof


Input on what?

The roofer scabbed the plywood and fix the problem. No more prone to leaking than anywhere else.


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https://i.imgur.com/No1nh2U_d.jpg?ma...idelity=medium
https://i.imgur.com/YMlZVex_d.jpg?ma...idelity=medium
https://i.imgur.com/ED6q0Hh_d.jpg?ma...idelity=medium
https://i.imgur.com/roRFMQYr.jpg

Here are some pics of what Im talking about and the fix
Roof is about a 5-12 pitch
Last pic is before anything was removed. You can see how the shingles were dipping down into the attic
I stand corrected.

If that gap (looks to be 5" wide) is that big, the top few rows need pulled and redone with a new rip of plywood across the top
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Has this guy been paid yet?
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Yes he’s paid. Most of it anyway. If you look at the second picture it shows how it was “fixed” where the wood was scabbed in at the open end
The third pic shows the answer to no underlayment.

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Yes hes paid. Most of it anyway. If you look at the second picture it shows how it was fixed where the wood was scabbed in at the open end
The third pic shows the answer to no underlayment.
That stinks. I would not expect that roof to last its whole life. Sloppy drip edge and rake starters indicate they were blow and go
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If I can hijack off this thread...

Let's say a ridge vent was installed a few years ago, and it was recently discovered that the ridge ply wasn't ripped for ventilation. What's the easiest way to cut some vents from the underside?

This is for about 75', 12-12 over attic space. (family member) The soffit vents are there, as well, but air has nowhere to rise up and out....

Hole saw, again and again?

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If I can hijack off this thread...

Let's say a ridge vent was installed a few years ago, and it was recently discovered that the ridge ply wasn't ripped for ventilation. What's the easiest way to cut some vents from the underside?

This is for about 75', 12-12 over attic space. (family member) The soffit vents are there, as well, but air has nowhere to rise up and out....

Hole saw, again and again?
Never had to do this...I would try a multimaster.

Though I think pulling the ridgevent, cutting the slot, and putting on new vent would be the easiest
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Has this guy been paid yet?
How does that even happen. No decent person would do a job like that. Even a blow and go.

I know stuff happens, but that is just insane.

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How does that even happen. No decent person would do a job like that. Even a blow and go.

I know stuff happens, but that is just insane.

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I guess all that can be done now is to cross your fingers and hope it doesn’t fail. If it does, then hope the contractor will come back and fix it ..

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