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Ridge Vent

Definition

Ventilation opening in a sloped roof, installed at its pinnacle to remove moisture and warm air from the attic area.

Things you need to know

Ridge vents properly installed increase energy efficiency.

Also known as

Peak Roof Vent

Cost Considerations

Ridge vent typically comes in 4 ft. sections. The typical home needs roughly 60 ft. at $10 per section, this adds up to about $150. This is the DIY price (without labor costs factored in). To have a 60 foot long ridge vent installed professionally, a roofing contractor will charge approximately $475 (including both labor and material).

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