matt smythe
4/8/2014
i have a vented ridge on my new steel roof that the foam closures will not stay in place. the foam is sandwiched to the steel sheet and the ridge cap with a pre-applied glue on the faom closure and screws that hold it and the ridge cap on the building. the wind has blown the foam closures/seals into the building 3 times now allowing a great deal of snow and rain into the building. ive had the original installer come back out to re-install the blown in seals and they blew out(in) again about a year later, ive gone up there in mid winter to at least stuff them back in to prevent snow from entering with no luck either. they were also blown back in. the seals are approx. 2 feet long with a mesh screen and plastic frame with a pre-applied glue, im at my wits end with these seals. i would like to install the best product to act as a seal and allow for venting, im shocked that i have the elements coming into a new building, ridiculous. please advise on the best product to use, the roof panels underneath are not insulated and will not be, the celing below the roof is a steel ceiling that is also uninsulated and will not be in the near future. ive had people with the same seals tell me that they have gone up and spray foamed the ridge opening because they are fed up with the same nonsense and others have said that they have siliconed the heck out of the seals and then laid them onto the roof and screwed them. i dont believe that this is normal and wish to remedy this problem asap. thanks for all your help, matt
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
4/8/2014
This is outside my expertise. My advise would be sealant or seeing whether you could modify the ridge assembly to have perforated metal up there rather than the foam closures. Have you contacted the roofing manufacturer for their advice?
matt smythe
4/8/2014
thanks Todd Miller, i have and they say thats what there closures are and that they never have had issues??? thats what i expected them to say!! do i not have any options to seal the ridge?? thanks
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
4/8/2014
If I knew exactly what you have up there now (drawings or pictures) I can probably sketch something up for your substituting perforated metal. It will require disassembling what you have though.
Christine Sides
6/3/2014
I have a vented ridge cap going the length of my trailer, it leaks when it rains with wind. The foam strips are old and some are missing, can I fill the spaces with great stuff foam? Thank You
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
6/3/2014
I would say that doing so would be at the risk of blocking the ventilation, which would not be good. You may want to go back to the roofing manufacturer.
Guest User
6/13/2014
I would look into a product called profile vent. you would have to find one to match your metal panel profile. I don't know if links are allowed, i'm not affiliated with this company at all, but I found a picture of the product. i think it would help. seen here: http://profilevent.com/newSIte/

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