Originally Posted By: rmoore
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This is a new one for me.
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5 year old home that has a ridge vent crudely applied almost as an afterthought. Exposed and rusty nail heads and it doesn't appear to be properly nailed down, or fitted in places. I can see wind driving rain right under it and into the attic. The sheathing, viewed from the attic, was cut back so that the ventilation is effective and there are drain holes in the edges of the vent so it appears it was designed to go over the shingles. I'm deferring this to a roofing contractor, but I'd like thoughts on whether this is ever an acceptable application (even if done properly).
The whole thing looks like a "Oh s**t Bubba. We forgot to incorporate the vent. Let's just slap one on afterwards."
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