Ridge-Guard® is a system for guarding against animal entry at the roof ridge. With the advent of ridge-vents to protect shingles from over heating in the summer, and excess moisture build up in the attic in the winter due to heat loss, came the extra issues associated with a large vent opening across the entire ridge of the home.
Standard plastic ridge-venting, as well as most other types of roof ridge vents, can be made secure from pests by the application of Ridge-Guard®.
Ridge-Guard® roof ridge pest control solution for all ridge-vented roofs.
#1) The importance of roof ridge ventilation:
Roof ridge ventilation is a necessity whenever a roof has asphalt shingling. Without proper ventilation, asphalt shingles will be compromised prematurely due to excessive attic temperatures. The shingles will warp and cause potential leaks and animal entrance points.
#2) The problem with plastic ridge-venting and other styles:
The plastic version of ridge venting starts warping and cracking with age. Most of the other fiber style ridge vents are easy for critters such as squirrels and mice to chew or tear out allowing easy access for bats and birds to enter the attic as well. Once in the attic many problems asscociated with feces, mites, and even the HVAC system of the home may occur.
#3) The old way to “fix” the problem:
Tearing of the ridge cap, removing the ridge vent, installing metal mesh, then installing new ridge vent and ridge cap. And the problem could very well happen again with squirrels chewing holes, bats, mice or birds getting back under.
#4) The benefits of Ridge-Guard®:
- A lot less time in labor and materials (opposed to tearing off existing ridge and reinstalling)
- Don’t need to have extensive construction skills to install, if you are not afraid of ladders, and can run a screw gun you can install RIDGE-GUARD®
- For most roofs about 50% saving, and a product to last as long as your roof.
- Highly effective and barely visible from the ground.