What Is a Ridge Cap? What is the purpose of the ridge cap?
Ridge cap is a special shingle that was designed for the harsh wind that hits the ridge of a roof. A ridge cap will not only be thicker than a regular shingle, they are also pre-bent. A cheap roofer will try and use 3-tab shingles which will crack over time due to the bend.
Metal Roof Ridge Caps Lock Out Drafts, Rain, and Pests
Every roof (except a flat roof) has a ridge and many roofs actually have multiple ridges. In order to protect your roof and home, ridge caps are used to allow air to flow through the attic, while also protecting your home from.
Ridge caps are the most important step in enclosing a metal roofing structure. Running on top of the roof or ridge, metal roof ridge caps join the two adjoining metal roof panels on either side of the roof joint and conceal continuous ridge vent systems. Inferior metal ridge caps— or poorly installed ridge caps create a poor weather seal over the roof and complications for the home or business owner.
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