Roofing Question

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by brosnt1, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. brosnt1

    brosnt1 New Member

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    When roofing a hip roof, are the shingles overlapped on the hip ridge or cut were they meet? and if they are overlapped, how far?
  2. TedL

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    Follow the shingle manufacturer's installation instructions. Many product lines include hip/ridge shingles as a separate product.
  3. brosnt1

    brosnt1 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply Ted, but I don't think you understand my question probably because I didn't explain correctly, let me try again. the roof style I have is called a Hip Roof. it has 4 sides or angles coming down from 1 common ridge on the top of the building. Where these side meet with each other there is a less pronounced Ridge. When installing the regular shingles, do you overlap over these ridges or do you cut the shingles where they meet on the top of these ridges. I have checked the manufactures installation procedures and looked all over the net and can't find this information. I understand what you mean about the ridge shingles being a different product or type of shingle, but I am talking strictly about the regular roof shingles, and whether they overlap or get trimmed. I have installed shingles on a regular gable style roof and I usually overlap at the top, but with the less pronouced ridge of a hip roof I'm afraid it might be noticable.
    thanks again
  4. coz

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    they meet at the ridge just like at the peak then you cap them like the peak
  5. coz

    coz New Member

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    dont overlap them
  6. TedL

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  7. coz

    coz New Member

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    thanks, i`m a plumber.... seen about 500 roofs go on though
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