Virginia Beach Home Inspector "Pic of the Day" - Ridge Vents

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Home Inspector with Safe House Property Inspections

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A soffit and ridge vent system is a great way to ventilate an attic. The air enters through the attic and exits at the ridge vent. The difference in pressure from the outside and inside helps to keep the air flow moving. At this Virginia Beach home inspection there were ridge vents installed which was noted as I walked across the roof. When I later entered the attic I did see that the roof sheathing was cut for the ridge vent, but then I realized that the roofing paper was rolled right over the opening. So now the only ventilation was at the soffits with nowhere for that air to exit.



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Just an example of the things your Virginia Beach home inspector is looking for during your home inspection in Hampton Roads.

 

 

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I had a rental where this part of the roof blew off.  S many things to knw in ths industry.  I paid my local handyman $40 to put a new one on, was that a reasonable price?

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