Rake trim on a Rake that is not square?

Cathy Grondin
8/7/2014
I am going to reroof with Standing seam metal panels. As we were applying our underlayment we noticed that our rake roof line extends out as we go up to ridge. It is not a straight line from eave to ridge. Since 1st panel will be squared i will have a gap getting larger as panel meets ridge. i know i have a 1/4 to 1 3/4 placement of 1st panel to play off off but i do not think that will cut it. As far as i can tell a standard rake trim will not work. I called the distributor and tried to explain and she said she needs a picture?? i can only think i need something custom as the standard trim i believe is one width throughout the standard 10 ft section. I am a 1st time diy installer
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
8/7/2014
This is what I call a flared gable. It is tricky on your sort of panel. I would not suggest any sort of F Channel gable as it won't be able to handle the water and also potential debris which will run into it. This sort of thing is easier with horizontally run metal shingles. You need a gable trim that is a channel which the roof panels can be bent 90 degrees down into the. The panels will need to be cut on the angle and you will need a brake or something long enough to fold them down 90 degrees into this channel.
Guest User
8/8/2014
Funny you should suggest shingles. That was on my mind most of the night while thinking about tackling the roof I was thinking the shingle may be an easier diy because of my roof angles and additions off the back. I will now have to read up on this type of product, the cost, the warranty, the specs... I see your affiliation , does your company sell to the diy'er or just contractors?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
8/8/2014
Cathy, we have different distribution channels and availability for our products in different areas. Please drop me an email at [email protected] and let me know what part of Florida you're in and I will respond with how we might work together. Thanks.

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