How to finish off a shingled flat roof??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by so lucky, May 22, 2011.

  1. so lucky

    so lucky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2011
    SE Missouri
    We're doing our first coop construction and can't figure out how to finish off the high edge of the shingled shed-type roof. Shouldn't there be some sort of edging to protect it from rain/wind? Any ideas from all you very talented folks? Thanks!
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    There are a number of ways to do it. I cut individual shingle tabs and finishing the last row sideways, if that makes sense. Similar to the way you "cap" a regular ridge with tabs draping across the ridge. The top should have drip edge, just like the sides and eave edges do. I over hung a good inch out over the drip edge.

    I put a nail or two in each tab, just as you would with the ridge tab. I also put a nice glob of roofing cement on each one as I laid them, assuring adhesion. Worked out perfectly and no leaks whatsoever.

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