I’m in NC and the recent wind storms pulled up about 12 feet of plastic ridge vent from the roof over my porch. Roof 9 years old.
Of course underneath most of the run is just plywood, but at the end of the vent there’s a good amount of framing which I could sink a good screw or two into. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised this wasn’t already done on a spec house. It was just nailed in using the same short nails used along the rest of the vent.
I’m not sure if the best approach here. It seems like it would be hard to re-align all of the nails into all of their holes, and in some places the nail heads have torn through the shingles they’re holding down.
I’m thinking it’d be best to try to use some screws to replace the nails, and try to get them into the existing holes as much as possible? And maybe use some washers where the nail head has broken through the shingles? And maybe use some longer screws at the end to go into the framing? I’m just not sure what type of screw might be best for this.
Any advice is appreciated. I have maybe 30 nails to replace.
(Darn, I can only post one pic)