George wrote: If the ridge cap is to be leakproof, how exactly do I
make it, and how do I
attach it to the roof?
The small figurines on the top of the roof (see link above) are cut
plywood and set between two 2x2s, which are in turn "attached" to the
cap. Again, how best to do this without producing leaks.
Aww, that's cute. We always laid a strip of 30 lb. felt along the ridge
under the caps. Then, just like your main roof, some "starter" caps are
nailed in place starting at the lee side of the house(3/4 length, and
wide enough to hide the felt). Alternating the ridge lap of the caps,
nail them about an inch behind the desired exposure, so the next cap
covers the nails. These ridge nails are long enough to penetrate the
substrate. Final caps get a dab of caulking on the nailheads. This area
of the roof normally doesn't see much water, as it drains away quickly,
so I wouldn't worry too much about your 2x attachment. Nail right
through the ridgecaps, I say. Try not to split 'em! Tom