Guest User
12/30/2004
I have a steel roof with a ridge vent that was installed about two years ago. We now have leaves getting into the attic. Have not had any water to enter that we know of. How can we stop the leaves from blowing under the ridge vent?
Guest User
12/30/2004
It sounds to me like you need some sort of vented closure strip or other flashing as an integral part of the ridge vent. Can you contact the manufacturer of the roofing for their detail on what the ridge vent should be like?
Guest User
1/3/2005
I had not thought of that. I will try shortly> Thank you.
Guest User
1/4/2005
I have a similar problem only I am getting snow blowing in. When the weather warms it then melts and, well you know the rest. The phone # I have and the email address I have for the seller of the product are not responsive so I think they are gone. Any suggestions? I am in southern NH so I can't tell it not to snow!
Guest User
1/4/2005
Jim, any chance you can send me some close-up photos of the ridge as it now stands, or at least a good detailed description? Is this the first winter for this roof? If not, have you had problems before? Do you know who installed the roof? My email is [email protected]
Guest User
6/13/2006
My mother-in-law just had a metal roof installed and she was wondering if it's normal to have a lot of noise (sounding like a frieght train) when the wind is blowing. It howls she said. She is also wondering how wide the slot should be that is cut for the ridge vent in the roof. Thank you. My email is [email protected]
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
6/13/2006
Typically, the ridge hole will be 3 - 5 " wide. It would be very unusual to have a lot of wind noise. I would suggest contacting the manufacturer of the roofing and asking for their input.
Guest User
7/3/2006
I appreciate your feedback. I will let her know. She has contacted the ones who installed it and they checked it..told her that it had all the screws that were needed in it..and was basically made fun of. The one man said: "Well if you hear any more noise call the police". grrrrr lol
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
7/5/2006
I am sorry to hear this.
beverly sebree
9/19/2007
I have a question, as to the ridge vent on a metal roof. I live in Florida, and had a metal roof installed after the hurricanes because of water damage in 2004. In 2006 we had some wind driven rain come in the ridge vent to the attic. This happened about 5 times so I called the rooing company and they came out and sealed over the ridge vent. Now, I wonder if this was the correct answer, as I have noticed my electric bill over this past summer to be very high. Any advice??? Beverly
Ken Buchinger
NCI Building Systems, Inc.
9/21/2007
Improperly designed and/or installed ridge vents tend to leak during rainstorms with high winds. To prevent this, you need a ridge vent that either has a filter to keep out blowing rain (or snow) or a built-in trim that will channel rain that blows through, back outside onto the roof. The link below will show you one option. http://www.mbci.com/mbci/docs/cad/BW-RG2-04C.pdf
Guest User
7/3/2008
Florida Solar Energy Center (fsec.com) recommends having a sealed attic space in Florida to conserve enrgy and to prevent mold. The openings allow heat and humidity to enter during the late afternoon, when the air conditioner is running the most. It is a very good website!
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
7/13/2008
This is a very different sort of construction method called "hot roof theory". It works but does require more od an investment than just ventilation. Also, it is not always the easiest thing to do to an existing home -- it is easier with new construction.
Guest User
7/14/2008
I am in the middle of new construction and the metal roof installed.  I can see a thin line of daylight from the attic and got a puddle of water during our first blowing coastal rain.Other than the ridge vent, there isn't anything else installed.  I was told that a v-vent should be installed.  Any info???
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
7/14/2008
Many ridge vents are single piece systems-- nothing else needed. I do not know what you have. The ridge vent will not fully function until the house is completed and soffit vents feed air to it. It is possible the ventilation is not working properly now so water was sucked into the vent.
Guest User
8/24/2008
Thanks for the info. I will give it time and maybe have a professional inspection before closing on the house.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
8/26/2008
Good luck
Matthew Johnson
3/4/2009
Todd, I have the exact same problem. What's the solution?
Guest User
3/4/2009
Todd, i have snow blowing up the standing seam roof and into the Cobra vent, then melting, whats the solution?
Guest User
12/9/2009
we just had a metal roof put on this summer. We are experiencing very hight winds and are also hearing the loud sounds (light a freight train) My husband seems to think that something isn't right with the roof. I thought it was the wind blowing through the ridge vent also. I called the company and they say they have never had anyone have a problem like this. What company put your mom's roof on. Ours was the "Custom Metal Roofs LLC. They have offices in Alabama and Florida
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