Ridge Venting offers great ventilation for the home, allowing heat and moisture to escape from the attic. However, most roof ridge vents will warp or lift after time due to exposure to the elements. This warped or lifted plastic ridge vent leaves gaps big enough for bats, mice, rats, squirrels, stinging insects, and even snakes to easily enter the home’s attic.
Also, plastic, and plastic fiber ridge vents are no match for rodents that chew such as squirrels, mice, or rats who make quick work of getting through that barrier. With the opening into the attic running the entire length of the roof ridge, there is a lot of opportunity for unwanted pests to enter the home through the roof ridge vent. RIDGE-GUARD® is the ultimate ridge vent protection. Installing RIDGE-GUARD® on your roof ridge vent locks the vent down securely, which will prevent bats from crawling under the plastic or fiber roof ridge vent, as well as keep squirrels, mice, or rats from chewing their way into the attic.
Another benefit of installing RIDGE-GUARD® on the ridge vent of your home is the added protection against high wind damage to ridge caps. Many times, a hurricane or storms with high winds may cause ridge cap shingles to be ripped off the home in a “domino effect”. This, unfortunately, leaves the ridge vent opening and attic vulnerable to rain and water damage. RIDGE-GUARD® has proven to secure the edges of the ridge cap, keeping them from lifting in high wind conditions, and keeping excessive water out of the home. And as certified installers of RIDGE-GUARD®, customers can benefit from the manufacturer’s lifetime warranty!