We’ve had a number of questions regarding Ridge-Guard® and how we use it for to build end caps for ridge vents.
To make the Ridge-Guard® end cap:
- Take a full 8′ piece and make the first relief cut at approximately the middle point. Cut from the screw tab and the rise. As you cut with your snips, the material may bend a bit. Just bend it back flat as you go.
- Once the first cut is completed, make another cut to match on both sides of the cut about 1″ from the left and right sides of the cut.
- Using the little tabs that have been made, bend the un-cut portion and overlap the tabs like fish scales as shown in the video. At this point, take the Ridge-Guard® piece that you’ve bent and put it over the ridge cap and snug it down to the ridge. There should be about 3 1/2′ of Ridge-Guard® overlapping each side.
- The next cut needed is at the point where the bottom of the ridge and Ridge-Guard® meet. Cut the run of the Ridge-Guard® through to the rise and bend the piece around so it lines up with the bottom of the ridge vent. The bottom part of the Ridge-Guard® will splay out and doesn’t need to be cut.
This is the best way to do the Ridge-Guard® end caps on ridge vents because you get one solid piece for the entire end.