Benjamin Obdyke Introduces Cougar™ Ridge Vent, A Lightweight, Classic-Style Ridge Vent

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In response to demand by roofing contractors and building supply distributors, Benjamin Obdyke introduces a new lightweight, classic-style ridge vent called Cougar™ Ridge Vent. The product is the latest addition to the line of ridge vent products created by Benjamin Obdyke, the company that introduced the original ridge vent on a roll.

Benjamin Obdyke, the company which introduced the first rolled ridge vent product to the construction market, introduces Cougar™ Ridge Vent, a lightweight, classic-style ridge vent without fabric that promotes attic ventilation and optimizes the life, beauty, and performance of residential roofing.

The introduction of Cougar Ridge Vent is in response to the demands of a niche segment of both roofers and distributors that requested a fabric-less rolled ridge vent product made to the traditional quality standards of Benjamin Obdyke. It is the fourth product in the Benjamin Obdyke ridge vent product line, which also includes Roll Vent®, Rapid Ridge®, and Xtractor Vent®. All ridge vent products help extract heat and moisture from attics by removing heated attic air along the highest point of the roof – the ridge – while promoting the intake of air through roofing soffits below. The low-profile design of the products is hidden by ridge cap shingles. Each of the products is designed to provide superior protection against rain, snow, and insect infiltration.

Cougar Ridge Vent, made from nylon matrix technology, installs easily, rolling quickly onto the roof ridge, over a cut slot. It can be installed by hand or with a pneumatic nail gun (coil nails are included).

The newest ridge vent product provides a maximum of 17 sq. in./lin. ft. of net free area and has a 40-year Limited Warranty. It also complies with the Florida Building Code and International Code Council standards.

Since Benjamin Obdyke revolutionized roof ventilation by creating the first ridge vent on a roll in 1987, the company has continued to incorporate design enhancements into all of its products based on a proven original concept that has stood the test of time.

For more information on Cougar Ridge Vent or any Benjamin Obdyke roof or wall product, contact a local Benjamin Obdyke dealer, visit, or call Benjamin Obdyke Customer Service at 800-346-7655.

About Benjamin Obdyke Incorporated

Since 1868, Benjamin Obdyke has been helping architects, builders, and contractors in the United States and Canada Build Better™ by developing and adding new advances to its product line. Benjamin Obdyke develops, sources, markets, and sells proprietary roof and wall products that improve the building envelope and the performance of other building materials for the residential new construction, repair, and remodel markets. Innovations from Benjamin Obdyke, such as the first roofing ridge vent on a roll, the first wood roofing underlayment, and the first rolled product to provide drainage and air flow in rainscreen wall assemblies, have helped shape today’s building practices. Headquartered in Horsham, PA, USA, Benjamin Obdyke partners with a network of distributors, dealers, buying groups, and cooperatives to reach building professionals in the United States and Canada.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Benjamin Obdyke Incorporated introduced Cougar™ Ridge Vent, a lightweight, classic-style rolled roof ridge vent without fabric cover.

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