If the Hip Ridge Vent is installed on multiple diagonals (hips) of a common roof will the vent ingest air or short-circuit?
The Hip Ridge Vent can be exposed to wind in ways that peak (horizontally positioned) ridge vents are not, in that the wind will not simply be blowing across the vent but also on top of the vent. With this taking place, positive (high) air pressure generated can cause air to go into vents that face the wind and exit vents that do not face the wind.
Air Vent has designed the Hip Ridge Vent with weather protection features to reduce the possibility of weather infiltration should wind pressure allow air to enter the vent. While “hip style” ridge vents can ingest air in certain wind conditions testing with our University partners showed that our current product design protected the roof assembly.