How Is a Roof Ridge Vent Attached to a Roof?


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A ridge vent is attached to a roof using nails. Ridge vents, along with other ventilation components, help homeowners get the necessary air ventilation for their roofs and attics.

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To install a ridge vent, begin by measuring down from the roof line as far as the manufacturer recommends, and while utilizing a chalk line, strike a line along the ridge of the roof. After making a line, place the ridge vent so the side is on the line and nail it down according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Then, attach the other side of the ridge vent to the other side of the roof using the same method. After the ridge vent is installed, the last thing to do is nail asphalt shingle caps over the installed ridge vent.

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