Ridge cap

ridge cap

[′rij ‚kap]
(building construction)
Wood or metal cap which is placed over the angle of the ridge.

Ridge cap

Any covering such as metal, wood, or shingles used to cover the ridge of a roof.
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After the metal roofing was installed, I added the metal ridge cap. Then I cut 1-by-10s to finish off the gable ends (I wanted to use rough-cut siding boards so my smokehouse would resemble my barn).
It's difficult to reach the top of the roof to install the ridge cap after all the roofing is on.
Kalsow pointed out features in need of repair, including among other items broken roof slates, the loosened copper ridge cap on the roof, cracked granite lintels, eroded bricks in certain areas, shallow gutters that clog and leaking chimneys, including one that has a safety issue with inadequate lead flashing.
The only exception is the decking which was donated by a neighbour and a few items like nails and a ridge cap purchased at local hardware stores," said the owner.
* Jackie Gee-Lawver of Granite Bay, California, sings the praises of her new roof's vented ridge cap. "This one change alone saved us over 1,000 kwh on our utility bill between the same period this year and last.
We duplicated the detail by building up the ridge cap with shingles." It's enough of an effect to mimic the entry gate and the tenshus of early Japan.
The three-dimensional nylon matrix won't dent, crack, or split and allows the product to sit neatly under the ridge cap shingles.
The top ridge cap shingles will overlap the hip ridge cap, so start with the hips.
Volunteers also redid the continuous ridge cap through another part of the building, which wasn't completed because of funding, Mr.
This coop features a granite foundation, cement floor with drain, cedar roof and copper roof ridge cap. By Julia Denig and Paul Forth, Wendell, Mass.
Install a length of 45 [degrees]-angled tin ridge cap with deck screws onto the ridge board to keep out driven rain.