What are Hip & Ridge Shingles?

With new laminated hip and ridge cap shingles, finishing a roof installation with a ridge cap is a much simpler process than with the old three-tab shingles. In summary, to install the ridge cap shingles, you simply separate them where they are perforated, “bend” them over the peak, and nail them down.

Hip and ridge shingles are the top flight or course – the finishing touch for a comprehensive roofing job. They are installed at the peak and provide a protective bridge to bring two slopes of a roof together to make your roof weather tight.

Similarly, can you use architectural shingles for Ridge? Some roofers will cut shingles into pieces and use these pieces for the hip and ridge cap, regardless of which shingle is being used on the roof. The thicker Cambridge shingles are not designed for ridge caps. They do not lay flat and some may crack or break when you bent them over the ridges.

Also question is, how many hip and ridge shingles do I need?

On roofs shingled with three-tab or no-cutout shingles, you simply cut standard shingles into caps. You can cap about 35 lin. ft. of ridge or hips with each bundle of three-tab shingles that come three bundles to the square.

What is a ridge cap?

Applying or installing ridge caps to a roof is the common term for putting on a layer of asphalt or laminate shingles that cover the roof ridge. This is the last task completed on every roofing job, and it must be done correctly to prevent leaking.

What is a hip Ridge?

Hip & Ridge. Well, hips are the yin to the valley’s yang – they are the convex angle or joint when two sloping roofs meet. Ridges are similar to roof hips in that they are convex joints or angles; however, they refer only to the uppermost peak formed along a roof where two opposing sloped roofs meet.

Should I install a ridge vent on my roof?

“Hot air in the attic forms pressure and won’t allow outside air in. If they work at all, it’s usually just in the area close to the gable vents, not the entire attic. Even without soffit vents, a ridge vent is much more effective than gable vents.”

How do you install the last shingles on a ridge cap?

Cut off the top half of the shingle (using the piece without the glue line) and 2-4 nails right through your last shingle. Cover the nails with a drop of roof cement. Nail down, through the tar strip the dark grey shingle in your image. Cut a new piece in half, throwing out the half with the tar strip.

How do you roof a hip Ridge?

Start from the bottom edge of the ridge and secure each shingle with 1 1/2-inch nails. Overlap them as before and continue until you reach the top. Trim the very last shingle on each ridge as needed. Then, finish by placing the last caps at the very top of the roof.

How do you put roofing felt on a hip roof?

The basic idea is to install the asphalt-treated felt in such a manner that the roof will shed water. Wrap felt over hips. Wrap felt over hips. Start at the bottom of one side of the roof at the right or left edge. Position the first row of roofing felt flush on the bottom with the edge of the gutter apron.

How do you cut shingles for a ridge cap?

Cut the necessary number of pieces for the ridge cap from the 3-tab shingles. As described earlier, use a utility knife and straight edge to cut at the slots in the shingle, effectively creating three equal-sized pieces of ridge cap from one 3-tab shingle.

How many bundles of shingles do I need for 1000 square feet?

Since there are twenty six shingles in a bundle of twenty year shingles (which is fine for starters and edges), divide the result by twenty six. For the number of ridge caps, multiply the length of the hip or ridge by twelve and divide it by five. This house is 1000 square feet. It requires 18 squares of shingles.

How much is a ridge cap?

They sell in 4-foot sections for $8 to $12 per section. The average home with a peaked roof will require 40 to 50 feet of material for a total cost of $80 to $150. Ridge Vent Cost Per Foot. Line Item Cost Professional Installation $45-$75 per hour Average Project Total $400-$500

How much does a bundle of shingles cost?

Retail price for 25-year, 3-tab shingles is about $25 to $30 per bundle, plus tax. You need three bundles per square, so the total price is around $75 to $90 per square. For architectural shingles, the retail price jumps to about $33 to over $52 per bundle, or $100 to $160 per square.

How many bundles of shingles do I need for 2000 square feet?

How Many Shingles Do I Need to Cover a Roof? The number of bundles or squares you need will depend on the surface area of your roof, and its pitch or slope. For example, a 2,000-square foot roof will require 20 squares or 60 bundles.

How many bundles of shingles do I need for 100 square feet?

The square footage of a roof is normally measured in “squares” of 100 feet. Each square will need three bundles of shingles to cover it. Find the total square footage of your roof by multiplying the width by the length and then divide that number by 100 and you will get the number of squares you need to cover.

How many squares of shingles do I need for a hip roof?

Instructions Enter the length of the building. ( feet+inches) Enter the width of the building. ( feet+inches) Enter the overhang of the eaves. ( inches) Enter the pitch of the roof. ( rise /12″) Enter the square foot one pack will cover. (sq. ft.) Enter a waste factor. ( percentage)