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Question DetailsAsked on 4/16/2015

gaf cobra snow country ridge vent or hip roof vent?

Please help me . I am going to have new roof new week

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Referring you to what I think is another question you posted on similar question - If by "hip roof vent" you mean a mushroom vent or such - which may be what you meant by whether you needed 22 hip vents in other question, I would definitely go with ridge vent rather than mushroom vents or other single-point vent types, which only ventilate (and sometimesnot well) one stud bay each. Google this search phrase to see how ridge vent material is used on hip ridges also - hip roof vent images - so you would have ridge vent on part or all the the length of the hip ridges (obviously making them all the same for symmetry), excluding maybe, in snow country, the bottom zone where snow/ice buildup could cause backup from glaciering/ice damming (typically up to 3-5 feet from outer wall of house). You can find more info on ridge vents and typical costs by scanning through the prior questions in the Home > Roofing link under your question - has been 6-12 months since that specific issue came up I think, so you might have to run through a number of pages of responses to find some replies on the subject. Most manufacturer websites and Inspectopedia and This Old House and other websites also have videos and articles on ridge vents and their use.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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