I'm getting a new roof installed and the material was just delivered. I
noticed there are no ridge cap shingles in the order. Is it possible that
the roofer is going to just lay cut shingles at the ridges? These are
dimensional shingles so I don't think that will look right. Has anyone heard
of not using ridge caps and should I demand specific ridge cap shingles?
notify the roofer and TELL him that you want Ridge Caps... be persistent
and he will use the correct thing.. call up some roofing supply
companies and see what they charge for the ridge caps, are they more
expensive or is is that the roofer will just pass on it and use
whateverisw handy for him and the way he is used to doing things.. tell
him that you hope he does the job correctly as you dont want to have any
problems when it comes time to pay him... that will make him think about
it and do it right.....
Dimensional shingles have their own accessory for hip/ridge. Many times
roofers will use a 3 tab for the cap, it's a cost/corner cutting feature
at your expense. Ugh. Demand the correct cap/accessory, they feature
the same shadow line as your dimensional.
You get a slightly better look if you use ridge cap shingles but I don't
spend a lot of time looking at my roof so I chose to save the extra money
and have the roofer use the regular shingles bent over. It is really hard
to tell. They work just fine. If you want them for the look then I would
have your roofer get them and pay the extra money. Otherwise save a few
bucks and go without. Not any difference in weatherability.
They would cut 3-12" pieces out of a 36" shingle, providing the shingle
is English and not a metric. This is a ridiculous way to save money.
If they're planning on cutting corners where it is noticeable, just
think where they're cutting where it's not noticeable.
Ya, I'm funny about seeing a hip roof done in dimensional, and caps that
don't match. Being a roof is 50% or more of the curb appeal of a home,
I do get a chuckle seeing where tight wads live.
More than that, those bumpy dimensional being used as an accessory,
kinda got that Billy Bob thing going for it. But if Jimbo does the
roof, what can you expect.
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