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Question DetailsAsked on 2/20/2017

Can ridge vent be installed on the upper half of a hip in a hip roof and if not, why not? Think about it!

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You sound dubious - assuming yours is a conventional hip roof, sure - why not - done all the time. Generally, the lower section might not be done - or sometimes for aesthetics is actually provided with ridge vents but without any roofing removal underneath (and not connected to the working vent strips), but ridge vents in the upper portion of a gabled roof work just like a normal ridge vent - just not as effective because not all the ridge vent is at the high point.

Sometimes for this type house the ridge vents are combined with a ventilation cupola at the "peak" if your house has little or no flat-lying ridge at the peak.

Here are links to a few previous similar/related questions FYI:

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