Ridge Cap

Roof experts: I inspected this house last week, new roof. I have never seen the ridge cap done like this. In my opinion the wind could easily blow the ridge cap off. I recommended a qualified roofer evaluate and replace.

What do you think?

David, I have never seen anything like it and don’t know how it would be possible to bend composition shingles like that without breaking the asphalt surface. :slight_smile:

IMO this installation wouldn’t allow the caps to properly bond to the adhesive strip.

Wow…how hard some will work to avoid working hard and doing it right… Amazing

I have never seen anyone do that before. Defiantly not done as per manufacture recommend install

change it now while they can get a shingle match…that will not last long I spect…

These ridge caps are manufactured this way. The idea is that they cover the fasteners with the fold.

Just as with the field shingles, there is usually an “adhesive” strip that will seal the fold against uplift.

Jeff have you got a link for this as this is not done here in SSM?

Used to seeing hip/ridge caps just a bit different, but they may just be Certainteeds… http://www.certainteed.com/resources/MountainRidgeBroch.pdf

well I’ll be …something new everyday…

Yes but I would prefer this http://www.gaf.com/Roofing/Residential/Products/Ridge_Cap_Shingles/Seal_A_Ridge for normal shingle application however if you are looking for high profile interlocking is the way to go. I just have not seen the need for this here yet.

See page 2 http://www.owenscorning.com/around/roofing/pdfs/Done_HighStyle_HR.pdf

I will look for this but I don’t think I will ever see it here Jeff.

avoid hard work? looks like they added work and still did it wrong.

How is this wrong Mike?

I’ll be dam, just found it in my Shingle Applicator’s Manual Tenth Edition (CertainTeed).

Never come across it around here yet. Must be an expensive application. :slight_smile:

I was thinking the same thing partner…

How can you recommend evaluate and replace. You, as the professional, just evaluated it and you stated that it needed replacement. From the other posts on this thread you may wind up paying for the roofing contractor to come out and tell you it is a proper installation.

Thanks for the site, New one on me, well deserved pat on the back.

There is a possibility that this is the type used.
I still think the wind could easily blow them off.

Thanks for the info!

I just found the install pdf for the above. The Certanteed has a longer fold on the bottom than what I had. Mine had about a 1.5" fold and the Certanteed looks like it’s about 4". Other than that they look the same.