foam closures-yes or no?

Guest User
10/13/2015
I've read the other posts on this site about foam closures for ridge/hip cap on metal roofs. The general consensus seems to be that they only last up to five years and then dry up and fall out. The video I have from Roofing Intelligence.com doesn't mention foam closures and shows mounting of the ridge/hip cap without any closures, butyl tape, or caulk. I have a dutch gable roof so the 4 corners have hip cap that is 45 degrees to the panel. Foam closures won't work in this area because they can only be mounted perpendicular to the panel. Do you recommend foam closures and if so, how do I seal the hip cap on the 4 corners of my dutch gable roof?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
10/13/2015
Usually hips will have a sealed metal closure. Do you have anything like that?
Guest User
10/14/2015
No, Todd, there's nothing like that available from the manufacturer. This is an R-panel installation.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
10/14/2015
I'm sorry ... I did not explain myself well. Usually their hip detail will include some sort of metal closure such as a J-Channel sort of shape the panels are received into. If that is sealed, it can be adequate. You should not be able to look underneath the hip cap and see through to the other side.

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