09:29AM | 08/21/03
Member Since: 08/20/03
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A friend is building a 10' x 10' shed and has asked me to shingle the roof. The roof consists of four triangular sections which join at the top appr. 6' above the rafter tails. (Williamsburg style is what he calls it.)

I've suggested architectural shingles but am unsure as to how to seal the intersections of the four roofing sections. Since the sections are at 90 degrees to each other, I don't see being able to apply cap shingles to them due to their not being able to withstand that amount of bending without cracking or breaking? Also unsure as to how I'm going to seal the top of the "dunce cap" roof but will worry about that at another time.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


12:29PM | 08/25/03
Member Since: 01/21/03
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Seems to me that metal flashings (either steel or aluminum) would do the job both for the intersections and the top. Know anyone who can bend metal? One possible source for this would be window and siding installers. The good ones are whizzes with the bending brake, and can whip up some nifty stuff very quickly.


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