Shake Installation – Valleys

In an effort to refresh my memory on DaVinci installation procedures, I am doing a number of posts on them.  I think we all can benefit from a refresher.  Of course, there could be those of you out there that don't know about our installation procedures and may be reading this for the first time.  Welcome!

Simulated Shake RoofingProtocol for installation of all DaVinci products in valleys are essentially the same. The procedure for installation of our shake products in valleys is outlined in this post. For a detailed explanation, refer to the installation guides available on our website.

Installation of fake cedar roof shingles in valleys has to be done carefully because our lightweight tiles sport a ribbed structure on the back. The shakes should be cut keeping in mind that the cuts shouldn't be exposed when the shingle is installed in the valley.

There are two methods for installation of shingles in valleys: a closed valley (see photo above for how this looks) and open valley system. Irrespective of which system is being used, valley metal made from 24" stock of copper, aluminum or minimum 28-gauge clad steel. DaVinci requires ice and water shield be used in all valleys.

Shakes can be installed as an open valley system in one of two ways – the single diverter and the double diverter valley method. Both methods are discussed in the installation guide.

If you choose the closed valley method, you can choose from one of three installation methods – the standing seam valley method, the single diverter valley method and the classic closed valley method. 

If you have any questions about our products or would like to purchase our lightweight roofing solutions for your establishment, do get in touch with us. Leave a comment below if you want to share anything with our readers.


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