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HOW TO INSTALL RIDGE CAP | ROOFER TRAINING



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hello a homeowners and roof installers

wanted to get with you today to show you

an introductory video on installing rids

cap in this video what you will see as a

lot of you will see a lot in this video

a lot of us are visual learners and this

will give you an opportunity to look at

one of our best roofing crews installing

ridge cap singles on a finished install

of a roof so in this video some of the

highlights that we're going to point out

is the beginning process before you and

start installing the shingles you know

we're going to hit on the importance of

popping a line finding the center of

your ribs cap shingle and knowing how to

install those properly one of the areas

of installing a ridge cap single also

known as that hip shingle when you have

a hip roof is the how to terminate that

shingle especially where one slope

intersects or terminates into another

slope we'll show you that in this video

and again this video is that we're going

to focus on a lot of visual in this

video and I will share it a little bit

with some description of what's taking

place in the video to give you a further

understanding and then also feel free to

send any questions you might have

through YouTube just go ahead and send

that question I'll answer that question

for you because again this is an

introductory video basic installation of

the ridge cap of there are many times

when you have multifaceted roof systems

where you have to terminate the shingle

into an unusual circumstance for

instance if you're terminating the ridge

cap shingle into a wall there are some

things that need to be done differently

and if you need to if you need to shoot

me a question go ahead

do that and I answer that question as

soon as I can

now this particular product today that

we're installing as an OH&S Corning

product it is a true definition duration

shingle and we're installing the

accompanying ridge cap with it now as

we're installing the ridge cap please

take a notice that we're putting an

extra now on each side so I'll

consequently I don't need slope and so

whenever you're installing a ridge cap

shingle you're in you're fastening that

single to two slope slope a and slope B

in each slope we are installing two

nails on that ridge cap for total of

four nails reason why that we're doing

that is that we're in a high wind area

it means we're not high wind area that

we want to make sure that these Ridge

caps do not blow off a lot of

contractors what they end up doing is

they'll end up face nailing putting

nails on the top of that Ridge cap that

doesn't need to be done if the root cap

is installed correctly

that's called storm nailing we don't

recommend storm nailing now we would do

that if we're called out by a a new

client that's calling us for repair

because their their prior contractor

installed the shingles in such a way

where they're blowing off and if we get

over there we find a lot of the ribs cap

or a hip shingles that are blowing off

of the roof then we'll storm nail it and

so what the storm nail means is that

you're actually installing the nail in

the face of the top of the ridge cap or

the hip shingle and so we don't want to

do that from the beginning and we we

make plans on that we're confident that

what we install is going to stay so what

we've determined here in Colorado and

the Front Range were

we constantly get high winds and a lot

of areas is that when we install the

four nails for its cap properly the way

we space them that these ridge

cappuccinos will hold as a matter of

fact manufactures many of them when you

install the right ridge cap with the

proper shingle and many manufacturers

will give a 130 mile per hour wind

warranty you know with their product and

now I know that if you have a hurricane

that you know it's unrealistic to go

back to the insurance company for a 100

30 mile per hour wind warranty B is what

we have in this particular case is not

gust or not we have sustained winds of

well over 130 miles or 110 miles per

hour in hurricanes depending upon the

category of the hurricane so we're not

we're not going to advocate that you go

back to a manufacturer of a shingle if

you have some shingles blow off in a

hurricane that's not what the warranty

is for and if you read through it that's

not really what it's saying we're coming

to the end of the cable and at the end

of the gable on our rig on our ridge cap

run what you'll see us doing here is

we're actually had to skip about a foot

we're starting another ridge cap shingle

coming in from the opposite direction

and so actually what we're gonna have to

we're gonna have one set of shingles

that we've been installing the whole

time moving from west to east for about

53 feet and then now we from the east to

the west now we're installing a one foot

about you know two pieces of shingles

right here in the running the opposite

direction and now what we're doing at

this point is we're actually terminating

the very top with a cap I mean we have a

rich thing a rich cap but this is where

the two directional shingles the way

they're being installed where they

terminate there you go we just terminate

it that and that's how you do that

install your starter strip first and

then the ridge cap single second all

right guys it's necessary to pop a chalk

line when installing the ridge cap

shingles so you can keep those ridge cap

singles great what I love to see a roof

with all the straight lines and just

beautiful and so if you try to do it

without a chalk line that you're going

it's going to get a little crooked on

you no matter how good you are and again

as we've shared earlier I'll go ahead

and share now is that if you notice the

way we're doing this we're actually

lining up on slope a that ridge cap

single tight to the chalk line and then

bending that shingle over so it sits

perfectly and it looks beautiful and we

create a straight and create a straight

line so if you just look at that in the

video you'll see all the straight lines

on our ridge cap and the ridge shingles

and then on the hip singles and then

also if you'll notice that on our on our

shingles the straight lines nice

straight lines on those so let's take a

look here also at where we wear a gable

roof turn a gable roof terminates into

another slope and then we're on both

sides of that slope you have a valley

intersecting so essentially you have an

apex of two valleys coming together and

then you have a ridge line that is

terminating into the into the slope this

is a critical area if this is not done

right then the hip your forgiving your

rich shingles wool can blow off in high

winds I'll explain that in just a moment

on how we keep that from occurring and

then also if it's not installed properly

then it will leak at this penetration

because this is a this is a very serious

point where water flows and it's

diverted into two different guttering

systems if you will will call the

valleys a guttering

the water collects there in the water is

runs down the valleys to be distributed

to the end of the roof to shut off even

either the roof or into a gutter an

actual metal together now in this area

as you notice as we're installing the

ridge cap shingles that you have to

split the ridge cap shingles as you

bring them up into the slope see we were

just dealing with slope A and B now

slope C is the new slope that we're

dealing with that were the ridge cap

singles are terminating into it so what

we have to do is lift up the existing

shingles build shingles that are on

sloped C and we have to slide in the

ridge cap shingle underneath of them but

in order to get it to sit flat we

actually have to cut it so if you don't

cut that shingle properly and you can

see that in our video how we're cutting

those shingles if you cut it properly

they lay flat if you don't they're gonna

have a buckle in it we're wind and rain

and snow and ice can get up there and

then begin to over time it will remove

that shingle and then you can also have

a penetration of water in that area and

so we want to avoid that now once you

install the the ridge cap shingle

properly you have to in order to do that

you have to lift up those filled

shingles in then you slide in the

underneath of the fill singles and then

once you do that you may need to come

back in and reseal everything with

plastic cement in order for everything

to sill down properly yeah in the final

touches that we go through the the roof

and all of these points of termination

is that we actually have to seal down

the ridge cap shingles on both sides of

where the valleys at were slope A and B

come together at slope C they have to be

sealed into plastic cement there you

have it

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