Learn how to install metal roof ridge cap. Step by step video with metal roofing ridge cap installation instructions instructions on an exposed fastener panel. Includes cutting and finishing the ridge cap ends to fit the gable trim.
This video covers metal roof ridge cap installation for the following panels: 7/8″ Corrugated, R Panel, 7.2 Panel, and U Panel.
00:00 How to install ridge cap for a metal roof
00:25 What are the required tools for a ridge cap installation for a metal roof?
00:57 Metal roof ridge cap installation
01:27 How to cut and finish ridge cap at the gable ends
03:01 How to install foam closure for a ridge cap on a metal roof
03:45 How to fasten ridge cap for a metal roof
04:12 How to overlap ridge cap on a metal roof
We will show the following conditions:
• Required tools
• Finishing and cutting the ridge cap for the gable ends
• Installation of foam closures at the ridge cap
• Overlapping ridge cap
• Fastening ridge cap.
This unvented ridge cap installation video will also cover:
Installing unvented ridge cap for metal roofing exposed fastener panel
What do I need to install ridge cap for an exposed fastener panel
Which tools do I need to install ridge cap on an exposed fastener panel
How do I cut the ends of the ridge cap metal roof
How much gap do you recommend at the peak of the roof
How far do you overlap a metal roofing ridge cap
How do you prepare the cap ends of the ridge cap
How do I prepare the end of the ridge cap
Example of a finished 1″ prepped ridge cap
What should I do prior to fastening the ridge cap
What should I use to fasten the ridge cap
How far apart should I place metal fasteners on metal ridge cap
Where do I place metal screw fasteners on a metal ridge cap
How do you overlap the metal roofing ridge cap
How do I use sealant on the metal ridge cap
How should I cut the edge piece of the metal ridge cap
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The most difficult part of the ridge cap installation is preparing the end of the ridge cap so it fits nicely with the gable trim. This video will show in detail how to do this.
It is not intended for installation of standing seam panels.
So, you are thinking about purchasing a metal roof and would like to install it yourself. Well let us be the first to congratulate you. But, your journey won’t come pain free. From our 25 years of experience, we’ve seen that installing the trim is the hardest part of the job. Homeowners like yourself always ask us “How do you install the ridge cap?”
A metal roofing ridge cap is the trim that’s installed along the peak of the roof. The point at the top of the roof where both slopes meet up is known as the peak or ridge. Before we dive into the specifics of how to install a metal roofing ridge cap, here are some notes to keep in mind:
A ridge cap is typically the last piece of trim that will be installed. Before installing the ridge cap, make sure that the eave trim and gable trim are installed.
The standard lengths for ridge cap are ten feet to twelve feet long.
If you are overlapping ridge cap have a 6 inch overlap.
The most common width of a ridge cap is 7”X7” or 10”X10” and it’s available with or without hems.
Phase 1: Preparing To Install Ridge Cap
Roofs aren’t always square. When you are installing the roofing panels you want to keep the eave or low side of the roof nice and flush. You don’t want the metal roofing going in and out with each sheet sticking out further than the previous sheet. This makes the roof look sloppy and unfinished.
We recommend a 2” gap between the metal roofing sheets at the peak of the roof. This will allow you to move the sheeting up or down the roof. The purpose of this is to keep the roofing panels at the lower eave straight and flush. If the metal roofing is too long the excess roofing can be moved to the top of the ridge and the panels at the eave will appear straight.
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