How to install turtle vents in the roof

How do you install turtle vents in the roof?

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 02, 2017
    There are several videos here. I'm sending the page to let you choose which ones to watch. Wishing you the best.

  • Gale Allen Jenness Gale Allen Jenness on Dec 02, 2017
    Assuming you have a composite roofing? You’ll need to figure out exactly where you want them at and either draw a square or round circle on the roof roughly the size of the round hole in the vent. Then the right way is to take the nails or staples out of your roofing above the hole towards the peak of your roof so that the flashing can slide under your top roofing enough to line up the vent hole with the hole you cut in your roof. Once you get the vent flashing where you want it, nail the upper roofing back down including thru your flashing you just put in! The rest of the flashing that’s sticking out on top of the roofing can now by nailed down to! Then with some asphalt tar and a brush and/or roller put a good coat of the tar all the way around your flashing where it’s above your roofing and make sure to cover all your nails at the same time! Then your done! In new housing you won’t see any of the flashing since they installed these vents first before roofing! If your looking to make it look like a new home with no flashing showing? Then you will need to remove the lower roofing and then install the vent flashing and reroof! Looks a lot nicer but a lot more work!

  • Walter Bercarich Walter Bercarich on Dec 03, 2017
    Actually, go in the attic first and determine where you want the vents. Then drill a hole, of course centered between the rafters through the roof, leave the drill bit in place, it will be easier to locate on the the roof. Now you cut your hole for the vent. As you know water flows downward, so the flashing should be tucked under the shingles on top and sides of the vent, the bottom of the flashing must be on top of the shingles. Caulk under the flashing to make sure water will not get under it. Finish off with roofing caulk under all the shingles and it will look nice and clean. don't be afraid to use the caulk.