Guest User
8/19/2005
I am currently having a metal roof instaled. My roofer said he does not recomend the cap vents because in a hurricane the water can get blown into the vents because there is not any friction, similar to a glass window when the wind blows water up. Is there not some sort of flange on the vent to protect from this?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
8/20/2005
THere are numerous ridge vent types and designs, aas well as vents which can be custom-fabricated on the job. A well-designed ridge vent will have some way of protecting against water blowing in. In a hurricane, it is important to have good balance of intake and exhaust venting in an attic. Having a substantial amount more intake than exhaust can be damaging to the structure, and so can the opposite of that.
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