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Replacing a Roof Vent

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Deal Addict
Jan 22, 2008
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Replacing a Roof Vent

I have a powered vent fan on my roof that is dead. I am wanting to replace it with a Ventilation Maximum 301-12 passive vent. The hole in the roof once the powered fan is removed is about 16.5" and round-ish The passive vent only needs a 12"x12" square hole and has 19.5" diameter flashing so I'm only covering the hole with an extra 3" (1.5" on either side) which I'm pretty sure is not safe. Is it possible to add on to the flashing to get extra coverage?
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Deal Fanatic
Dec 5, 2009
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Can you not replace the wood in that section and reapply shingles ? Maybe a couple of feet wide.
Sr. Member
Oct 22, 2016
631 posts
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Comox Valley
As fdl says, replace the wood in that section. Or depending how old you roof is, and if it might have to be redone in 5 years, just do a temporary fix to it.
Such as, add extra support to this area from attic space, if you have enough head room.

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