09:29AM | 08/21/03
Member Since: 08/20/03
2 lifetime posts
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
67 lifetime posts
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.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Deep blue grays like the shade shown in this example "have a nautical, serene feeling," says Amy Hendel, designer for Hend... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon