Ridge vent on double wide

I am having a nightmare of a roofing job here in Montana.
I have a double wide manufatured home that had box vents and I noticed they plugged all the box vent holes and are installing a ridge vent.
I asked them why would you change the design of the house and is my house even compatible with a ridge vent? They said a ridge is way better but i still had my doubts.
If it is so much better why wasnt the house designed that way.
Job has been delayed for 3 weeks because they kept ordering the wrong size skylight. I literally had to measure myself and tell them what model to order.

Trying to figure out how to get out of my contract and just do it myself. I noticed the contract said Titanium underlayment but they’re using tiger, contract didn’t mention anything about a ridge vent.

My questions are does it sound like my contract is null and is installing a ridge vent a bad idea on a manufactured home?

If an unapproved specification replaces the contracted specification, without a signed change order, then the original contract can no longer exist or be enforced. If you accept those changes without signed approval, your acquiescence may then imply discretionary variations from the contractor, as part of the original agreement.

Thank you for the answer.
I never agreed to anything and when I asked about the ridge vent they basically said they been roofing 35 years and I am an idiot.

Any advice how to proceed? Do i need legal representation?

I should also note the ridge vent has not been installed. They only cut the plywood back 1" both sides and stapled underlayment over the ridge. The skylight problem halted the progress.
Been raining here too and worried about water damage because underlayment isnt exactly waterproof.

If through conversation it was implied you were an idiot for asking, then you as an idiot deserve a written explanation on why they chose the course of action they took. If this ends up going legal, job site banter is worthless unless things are put in wrtiting, otherwise it is nothing more than buyer’s remorse supported by conjecture. It is your home and you are a contract participant who is owed clarity if asked for.

Now whether or not ridge vent was a smarter choice can be disputed till the cows come home.

If the skylights were curb mounted, they “likely” had reflashed the exisiting curb during the reroof and now simply need to pop off and replace the skylight to fit when they get the fitting skylight(s).

Properly installed underlayments are deisgned to shed water, if they are installed correctly and cap fasteners are used when prolonged exposure comes into play. Staples are not acceptable over prolonged exposure as they are not approved fasteners by synthetic underlayment manufacturers and risk voiding the warranty.

I really appreciate your time.
The skylight was deck mounted. My old one leaked and we just plugged the opening with plywood/shingles

I just crawled up on my roof, pulled back the underlayment, shined my flashlight down the ridge and all i see is framing. There’s no way that’s going to vent the addict, its way too busy at the ridge.
All the extra framing must be what they use to connect to halves together and why they use the box vents.

Thanks again have a good weekend.

I hope things work out for you, have a good weekend as well.

Why don’t they just roof it and deal with the skylight when it arrives? That’s a small part to hold up a complete reroof.

It sounds like they did already with the exception of the flush mount and the ridge.

I have no idea what they’re doing but I am not happy about it.
I knew I should have done it myself.

Calling them Monday and hopefully they will redo the contract. I only paid 4k down for materials and not paying them the rest tell this is done right. I want to finish all this myself because this is shit show and roofing isnt rocket science.

You can see where they plugged the box vent holes with ice and water shield.
Theres a reason they had box vents. The ridge is super busy up there and there’s no path to the attic at all. Its like two seperate attic compartments and both sides have soffit vents for intakes, had box vents for exhaust.
They already cut the plywood at the ridge so that should cost them a pretty penny to repair LMAO

They used these for the holes:

Ok, your three issues.
First, did you know that skylights only come manufactured in two sizes generally?
Roofing suppliers to only have 2 foot by 2 foot sklylights and 2 foot by 4 foot skylights.
You want to try to make these work.
Any other size will have to be specially made/ordered and would likey take forever and a day.
2. If you are referring to tiger paw underlayment. That is better than Titatanium in my opinion.
More expensive and very grippy.
You can walk the steepest roofs and it keeps us safe.
Me and my men really want it and feel confident with it when we are doing very steep roofs.
3. The ridge venting.
Unfortunately, the roofing industry hammers home to the roofers that “this is the way”
And they simply refuse to listen to anything else.
But You are right on this one.
Also, you shoulnt lose your cool over this.
Because This is what they teach the roofers to do as precedure
Ignorance is what it is.

Peace be with you!

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More often than not a modular home has a 2×6 running dowh the length of the roof where the two halves are joined together, so if ridge vent is applied there is actually no space for the air to escape. Depending on the way your home was manufactured would be the deciding factor on which method to use for your attic ventilation system. Thermostatically controled attic vents are another option

You can get skylights in any dimension you want, just might require a little framing to putbit in