LESLIE: Jim in Missouri is dealing with a ridge vent that lets the snow in and the air out at the same time. What can we do for you, Jim? This sounds like a mess.
JIM: Yes. When wind blows real hard and if you’ve got a real fine snow, you get a lot of snow in on top of your insulation. And here last summer, I had – we had a – well, you heard about Joplin; they had tornadoes. And well, we had some severe wind here and it blew quite a bit of water through them and got my – come through the drywall, ceilings and made stains and all that good stuff.
TOM: Alright. Well, there is a type of ridge vent that’s designed specifically to prevent this from happening. And it’s made by the Air Vent Company. Their website is AirVent – just AirVent.com.
And if you find – if you navigate your way over to the ridge-vent section, click on the type of vents called “filter vents.”
TOM: Filter vents have an internal weather baffle or weather material. It’s sort of like a mesh – almost looks like a fiberglass kind of mesh. And the idea is here that it lets the air ventilation occur but it stops the weather from getting in.
JIM: Right. That’s what I need; I need something like that.
TOM: Right. So just go over to AirVent.com and look up “filter vent.”
JIM: Well, I appreciate it and I’m glad for the advice.
TOM: Alright. You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.