Precipitation resistant ridge vent

  • US 6,450,882 B1
  • Filed: 08/30/2000
  • Issued: 09/17/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/30/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A venting device for a structure, said structure enclosing an interior space, said venting device comprising:

  • an elongate top panel portion having an interior surface;

    a pair of opposing ventilating portions spaced apart on the interior surface of said elongate top panel portion and defining a portion of the interior surface of said top panel portion between said pair of opposing ventilating portions, each of said ventilating portions having an interior side, an exterior side and an underside, each of said ventilating portions having a multiplicity of separate air passages extending from the interior side to the exterior side; and

    an elongate sheet of air permeable material having an upper surface, the upper surface of said sheet of air permeable material being sealingly affixed to the underside of each of said pair of opposing ventilating portions and being otherwise free from attachment to said pair of opposing ventilating portions and said elongate top panel portion, wherein a portion of said sheet of air permeable material is freely suspended between said opposing ventilating portions, and wherein the area of the upper surface of the portion of said sheet of air permeable material freely suspended between said opposing ventilating portions is at least equal to the area of the portion of the interior surface of said elongate top panel portion defined between said opposing ventilating portions.

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