TODAY’S PATENT – ADJUSTABLE ROOF RIDGE VENT
The Adjustable Roof Ridge Vent was invented by Michael S. Coulton (Lansdale, PA), Kenneth L. Laubsch (Chalfont, PA) on the 30th of October, 2001, bearing patent number US6308472B1.
The present invention provides a roof ridge vent for installation overlying an open roof ridge to provide ventilation to a space beneath a roof. The vent is constructed as a continuous, indeterminate-length, single-sheet, roll-form web of plastic material which is rolled lengthwise into a spiral roll during manufacture and unrolled lengthwise in a substantially straight direction during installation on the roof ridge. Thus, when installed, the web forms a continuous, one-piece roof ridge vent along the entire roof ridge. The vent includes alignment means which is integrally formed in the web and which enables the web to be laterally and/or angularly repositioned along its otherwise substantially straight length so that, during installation, the vent can be properly aligned over the roof ridge in a non-distorted and unbuckled manner.