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Ridge gap, Daylight in loft

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Martyn2021, 14 Oct 2021.

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    Martyn2021

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    Hi All

    Recently purchased a new property. The other day l went into the loft and saw some daylight. Now after reading discussions l see it’s important to have ventilation.

    The first picture is outside the house. At the top under the ridge is where daylight is coming from. I know this could be a ridge vent but it seems a lot of light to come through.

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    The second picture was taken in the evening. Hence why you don’t see any “daylight” but is more clearer as to how it currently looks. The under sarking (not sure if this is what it’s called) has come apart (felt). The timber to the centre left has this black colour. Not sure if that’s a sign of wet riot. However, it doesn’t appear soft.



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    The third and fourth are is showing the daylight coming through. The fourth is a close up. Not sure is that kind of gap can be for ventilation?

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    Not sure what else l should be looking for? If anyone can shed any information as to if this is normal for a loft then please left me know. The house was built in 1985 btw..
     
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    Added the above pic to. Their looks to be a crack in the ridge. Could that be a vent??
     
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    There is a crack.
    It's not a vent .
    A picture of the roof from the front or back would be usefull
     
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    From the front
     
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