Roof Ridge Caps – Long Island NY
Almost every steep sloped roof will have a ridge cap on Long Island. It is located at the top of the roof where different sides of the roof meet. Many roof designs also have sloped ridges (hips) where roof planes meet an angle.
The ridge of a sloped roof system is the horizontal top area where two sloped roof areas meet.
The National Roofing Contractors Association defines ridge as “Highest point on a roof, represented by a horizontal line where two roof areas intersect, running the length of the area.”
The ridge area on sloped roof systems should be capped to ensure a watertight roof system as well as aesthetic appeal.
There are different options on what can be used for ridge caps depending on the system in place. Shingle roof systems usually have ridge accessories such as ridge shingles.
The ridge area of a roof system is also utilized for enhancing attic and roof system ventilation. Commonly a ridge vent will be installed in this area.
Ridge cap shingles are used in these locations to provide a complete water shedding system starting right where raindrops first meet your shingles.