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Hip & Ridge Vent End Cap

SmartRidge II is the 1st rigid, corrugated ridge vent with an exterior weather guard that is literally taking the ridge vent market by storm! This patented external weather guard only allows air to flow through the vent and protects your attic from rain, sleet, and snow penetration. SmartRidge II has a NFA rating of 18 square inches per linear foot.

SmartRidge II comes in three sizes 10.5", 8.5" & 7"

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SmartRidge II end caps provides superior protection from outside elements while providing unsurpassed exhaust for your roof. Your roof will maintain a clean look every time.

Installation Instructions

Figure A

STEP 1: Prepare Roof Decking (Fig. A)

The first step installing SmartRidge II is to prepare the roof decking by cutting or leaving a 1” slit (do not cut at least 12” in from the gable ends or other obstacles) on both sides of the roof peak away from any ridge beam. This is most easily done when laying the roof decking by cutting the last piece of roof decking
1 ½” short of the roof peak (Fig A).


Figure B

Figure C

Figure D

STEP 2 Attach SmartRidge II End Piece (Fig. B)

After roof shingles are installed, begin at one end of the roof. A nailing strip can be found on SmartRidge II approximately 2" in from the edge of the product. This is where you should nail when attaching SmartRidge II to the roof decking using 1 ½” – 2” roofing nails.

In the SmartRidge II box are pieces of fabric (approx. 10 ½” square) and two end caps that will be used to seal the gable ends (Fig B). Install end caps or wrap the fabric around the end of a piece of SmartRidge II so that an equal amount of fabric is on top and on the bottom (Fig C).

Position the SmartRidge II piece over the ridge so that it is nearly centered over the ridge opening. Butt the SmartRidge II against the end cap or, if using the fabric pieces to seal the end, wrap the fabric tightly around the end of the SmartRidge II piece (Fig D). Fold SmartRidge II over the ridge and secure to the roof decking using 1 ½” roofing nails minimum. Other installation techniques are available by calling DCI at 1-800-622-4455 (engineering department).

Figure E

STEP 3 Attach Remaining SmartRidge II Pieces

Attaching the next pieces of SmartRidge II can be done by butting the end of the next piece up tightly against the end of the previously installed piece (Fig E). Continue butting 3’ pieces of SmartRidge II until you reach the end of the roof. Cut the final piece to fit flush with gable end cap and/or repeat step 2 to seal the end & install gable end fabric. Nails 1 ½” in from each edge and two additional nails spaced at 11" apart on each side totaling 8 nails per piece of SmartRidge II.

Figure F

Figure G

STEP 4 Install Cap Shingles

Install cap shingles over SmartRidge II as you normally would (Fig F). Note: For aesthetic purposes, you can extend SmartRidge II all the way to the end of the gable roof (Fig G). SmartRidge II is strong enough to stand up to nail guns during shingle installation and use extra long roof nails (1 ½” to 2” nails) for securing the shingles. Nails should penetrate through roof deck.

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Hip & Ridge Vent End Cap Installation

Step 1- Ensure the area to be vented has been properly cut out and air flow requirements are met. Also ensure the shingles on each roof plane are previously installed per manufacturer’s directions.

step one

Step 2- Begin on a hip & ridge junction by installing the two hip vent end caps first about 2” down from the point of intersection of the hip and ridge as shown in Figure 2. The small 1/8” ends are closest to the top peak and overlap each other as shown. The overlap does not matter which direction. No cutting is required. Nail the vent end caps in place centered over the structural beam. Nails should be at the four corners minimal. Additional nails can be used to form the vent as desired. The thicker edge of the vent will butt against the SmartRidge II ridge vent.

step two
Figure 2

Step 3- Install the ridge area Hip-n-Ridge Vent End Cap overlapping the previously installed end caps as shown in Figure 3. The 1/8” end of the ridge end cap is overlapping the previously installed 1/8” ends of the hip end caps. This vent should also be about 2” away from the point of intersection of the hip & ridge. Nail at the four corners minimal.

step three
Figure 3

Step 4-Butt SmartRidge II vents against the End Caps as shown in Figure 4. Continue on the ridge and the hip as needed. Use the Hip-n-Ridge End Cap anywhere along the vent areas that you want to terminate without a lift up. See Figure 7 for other suggestions on areas of use.

step four
Figure 4

Step 5-Install cap shingles centered over the SmartRidge II and the Hip-n-Ridge End Caps to create a smooth transition on your hips and ridges around the entire roof line of the house. See Figures 5 & 6 for a great shingled look. Use the End Caps for Gable ends, chimneys, valleys, hips & dormers for a weather tight finish.


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Figure 5

step six
Figure 6
street profile

-Remember that this H&R End Cap requires no cutting.
-Nails should always penetrate through wood roofsheathing.
-Use on hips and ridges and around dormers, chimneys, near valleys and at gable ends to hide swayback gable ends. 

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