Metal Roof Ridge Vent

Monday, May 16th, 2011

5 Easy Steps for Installing a Metal Roof Ridge Vent

A key part of any ventilation strategy on a metal roof is a metal roof ridge vent, which exhausts hot air from the highest point in your attic, without help from fans or blowers. All it needs is a balanced amount of fresh air entering the attic, usually through soffit vents (also called under-eave vents), gable vents or both. Effective metal roof ventilation using a metal roofing ridge vent lets you cut your air-conditioning bill by up to 30%, and helps your metal roof shingles last longer, too.

Check Out Our DIY Program to Learn How to Install Your Own Metal Roof Ridge Vents in Madison or Milwaukee from Metal Roofing Systems

Ridge Vent Installation Preparation

Metal roof ridge vents adjust to different roof pitches and come in painted metal versions. To estimate how many feet of vent you will need, just measure the length of the roof peak or ridge, minus any sections interrupted by chimneys or sidewalls.

Things You Will Need:

  • Roof ridge vent (sold in linear feet)
  • Roofing nails
  • Roofing straps
  • Carpenter’s hand and power tools

Our Metal Roofs and Metal Roof Ridge Vents Are Environmentally Friendly

5 Easy Steps for Installing Metal Roofing Ridge Vent

  1. Insert the end plug and connect the metal roof ridge vents with the connectors provided.
  2. Cut the end of the vent to fit flush with the end of the ridge. Be sure to insert the end plug.
  3. Align the joined ridge vent sections over the slot cut in the ridge peak.
  4. Fasten them in place with 2″³ roofing nails.
  5. Place straps over the joints and fasten them into place with roofing nails. There you have it” you are done!

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