This is my first post - so go easy on me. (I’ve been snooping here for years while I planned towards re-roofing our almost 50 year-old 12/12 pitch cedar roofed house - making the switch to Asphalt with the CertainTeed Presidential TL - while renovating.)
Now - 5 weeks into this roofing job (can you believe it) - and that’s after 4 weeks of delays in getting started - my roofers are admitting that they have never used the combination of SmartVent with Presidential TL - and it shows…
They are trying to apply it in a mid-roof application - along the sides of a gable - above where a pony wall meets the roof (thus blocking any air flow from below). The roof never had any soffit vents (or other vents) before - just cedar over strapping and a steep pitch).
So - here’s my question: Is there a way to apply SmartVent - and I would presume a starter strip above to create a clean edge over the SmartVent (much like the way the edge over the eaves starts)?
The roofers are saying no - because of the spacing and the “jagged tooth” end of the Presidential TL Shakes.
Their solution has the “teeth” of the Presidential TL’s “falling” over the SmartVent (and the resulting hump created)… It look terrible and it’s directly above our front entranceway.
Help - this job has taken so long and is backing up all of the other trades - but I don’t want to accept this if there is an alternative way to make this look right.