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Old 2/7/13, 6:20 PM
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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?


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Old 2/7/13, 7:37 PM
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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.
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Old 2/7/13, 7:41 PM
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IMO this installation wouldn't allow the caps to properly bond to the adhesive strip.






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Old 2/7/13, 8:21 PM
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Wow....how hard some will work to avoid working hard and doing it right.... Amazing





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Old 2/8/13, 7:22 AM
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I have never seen anyone do that before. Defiantly not done as per manufacture recommend install
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Old 2/8/13, 9:04 AM
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change it now while they can get a shingle match...that will not last long I spect....



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Old 2/8/13, 9:36 AM
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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.



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Old 2/8/13, 10:42 AM
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Jeff have you got a link for this as this is not done here in SSM?
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Old 2/8/13, 10:46 AM
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Used to seeing hip/ridge caps just a bit different, but they may just be Certainteeds.. http://www.certainteed.com/resources...RidgeBroch.pdf



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well I'll be ...something new everyday.....



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Old 2/8/13, 10:54 AM
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Yes but I would prefer this http://www.gaf.com/Roofing/Residenti...s/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.
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Old 2/8/13, 11:02 AM
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Jeff have you got a link for this as this is not done here in SSM?
See page 2 http://www.owenscorning.com/around/r...ghStyle_HR.pdf



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Old 2/8/13, 11:22 AM
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I will look for this but I don't think I will ever see it here Jeff.
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Old 2/8/13, 11:42 AM
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Wow....how hard some will work to avoid working hard and doing it right.... Amazing
avoid hard work? looks like they added work and still did it wrong.



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How is this wrong Mike?



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