Metal Roof Ridge Cap

Friday, May 13th, 2011

How to Install a Metal Roof Ridge Cap

Professional or DIY Roof Ridge Cap Installation

We are going to show you how easy it is to install a metal roof ridge cap because metal roofs are now a commonly used roofing material, which will make them a desirable choice when you have to replace your next roof. Metal roofing systems consist of only a few major components: roofing panels, flashing and roof ridge caps. The roof ridge cap is mounted along the top ridge of the roof structure, and is designed to join the materials on different roof surfaces. The metal roofing ridge cap is the last part to be installed, and requires the same equipment to install as the rest of the metal roofing panels.

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Equipment You Will Need:

  • Electric drill
  • Roofing screws (2-inch)
  • Metal roofing ridge caps

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Easy Directions

  1. Set a metal roof ridge cap panel at the end of the ridge of the roof, making sure it overlaps the metal roofing panels by about 2 inches (unless otherwise noted in roofing panel specifications).
  2. Drive metal roofing screws into the panel, about 1 inch from the edge, and 12 inches on center.
  3. Work your way down the rest of the roof ridge, overlapping ridge cap panels about 2 inches over the previous panel, and fastening as done in Step 2. Overlap the final panel as much as necessary to line up its edge with the edge of the roof. And you’re done! Good job!

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