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Question DetailsAsked on 7/13/2016

How much should putting on a shingle ridge vent cost? we had an estimate of 1600, is this to costly?

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Assuming you mean conventional cap type ridge vent, or rollout type (Ugh) with ridge shingles over it, typically in the $10/LF range with normal materials, closer to $12-15 with high-end rigid baffled and wind-blocked ridge cap and/or high-end shingles. This assumes doing it from scratch, including cutting the slots in the roof sheathing to provide the air movement. For replacement of existing ridge vent without cutting a new slot maybe a dollar or two cheaper per LF. Those costs include the roughly $2-5/LF for the ridge and capping shingle materials.

Could well be a couple hundred $ more for entire house if very steep roof so needs to rig lines to work - say over about a 6:12 roof (30 degree slope), though some roofers will ignore safety and work very steep ridges without safety lines.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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