Guest User
5/3/2008
Are there different sozes of the hip ridge piece that is installed over a metal standing seam roof? We are having one installed and the hip piece seems so big?
Guest User
5/3/2008
Yes their are different sizes. It depends on the manufacture and what their specs call for. Our company uses 4 inches on each side of the center bend. It has to be astectically pleasing or it don't look uniform
Guest User
5/4/2008
Peter, RE runs a nice tight hip. Some roofers cut their hip panels short and have to run a wider hip to cover the panel. Also, there are concealed fastener panels that have a profile that a decent zee closure cannot be made for. Without a zee closure you have a probability of blowing rain getting in. One profile is Mueller's CF panel. It has a foam closure for the ridge but not a hip. There are some companies that make a compressible foam that can be used on hips. Us old roofers do not consider a panel with a nail flange attached as a standing seam, but the manufacturers and some roofers sell them as such.
Guest User
5/4/2008
That's why you cut 1 inch down on each side of the flat on a snap lock panel and bend it up 90 degrees and either use a butyl or caulk to seal the cut so rain can't blow in .
Guest User
5/5/2008
to re--you do it right, I see a lot that is not done that way, they hack it up. Without seeing a picture of the roof before the hip cap was put on, we don't know what the installer has done.
Guest User
5/5/2008
how would you vent a ridge with a masterrib panel?
Nate Libbey
5/6/2008
The best way to vent Master Rib is using a product called Profile Vent. It is a mesh black material with thousands of holes. (www.profilevent.com) Many metal roofing suppliers carry it.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
5/6/2008
Thanks all.
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