How to repair Roof Ridge vent screen section?

My roof has Ridge vents that allow air to circulate through the attic from eaves to ridge cap. A small part of the screen/wire mesh of the Ridge vent is missing or has a hole in it. This allows a little bit of debris from trees (i.e.: pine straw and leaves) to get in to attic.

Is there a way to repair that wire mesh material? If so what is the most cost efficient way. Thank you in advance for any help.

  3 answers
  • Dfm Dfm on Sep 06, 2018

    scrap of hardware cloth should work. it's the stuff that has little boxes looking mesh. some places will cut from a bulk roll, or have a pre cut screen patch.

  • MaBaton Annette Boykin MaBaton Annette Boykin on Sep 06, 2018

    Thanks Dfm. That's a good idea. Can use the wires left from cutting to attach it to existing still intact wire mesh I suspect. Fingers crossed.

  • William William on Sep 06, 2018

    You can get some wire mesh fence fabric, Form it to the ridge vent and friction fit it in place.