Gable trim falls right on a rib

Guest User
10/20/2015
Hello all. I am installing my first (and hopefully last) steel roof. I have run into an issue. I have all my panels (ribbed) down and I got to the end. The hemmed flat that screws go through on My rake/gable trim lads directly on top of a rib on my last panel. Had I known this. I would have compensated for it on the other edge. But it's too late now. Besides having a piece of trim custom bent to the size I need. What are my options? Thank you so much.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
10/21/2015
David, Any chance you can post up a picture?
Guest User
10/21/2015
Thank you for the reply. Here is a picture. I am going to compensate for this on the start of the other side by trimming the first panel allowing me to NOT end on this rib. Bit This is where I am on this side. Its too late to start over.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
10/21/2015
No reason it can't be attached that way. Perhaps a small piece of lumber that is ripped to fit that negative space on the back to prevent over torquing and deflection of the panel might help.
Guest User
10/21/2015
Won't that mess up how my ridge cap fits since the gable trim is now going to be 3/4" higher that it's supposed to be.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
10/21/2015
It would if you ran it full height. I was just talking about behind that raised seam. If you fasten it carefully, you should be fine regardless.
Guest User
10/21/2015
Run it like this? See attached.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
10/21/2015
Can you get access to a trim break or bend up some of your own metal? That is probably easiest.
Guest User
10/21/2015
It was a special order color. I think in going to just wrap the underlayment around the fascia and order the $5/ft custom trim. I should be able to start the other side of the roof and trim a few inches off the first panel to compensate for this on the other side. Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.
Guest User
10/6/2017
Should I trim the old shingle off the gables so that the edge is flush or does it matter if it sits out about 1"
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
10/7/2017
Should be trimmed.
Guest User
1/11/2018
If they are charging $5 a ft they are gouging you. We order 1/2 of the rake/ gable we need and hold off on the other 1/2 until we see how the panels fall. We pay $250 a ft for custom gable trim. This is extremely common and happens every other time. Roofs are never square on the overhang either it seems.and you must start you panel on the string so alot of the times it would work at the top but not at the bottom. Never screw rake into the rib it will not be waterproof.

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