Standard Hip and Ridge Installation Of DaVinci Slate

DaVinci Slate Hip When it comes to hip and ridge of your DaVinci imitation slate tiles, there are some steps that you need to take to assure a successful installation.

After the slate alternative field tiles have  been installed, a minimum of a 6" wide piece of non-corrosive metal or UV stable EPDM or equivalent should be installed over the hips and ridges.  In other words, the metal should extend at least 3 inches from the center point on either side of the hip or the ridge.

There are two ways to start applying DaVinci hip and ridge -  you can either install a double course of our hip and ridge slate roof alternatives on the bottom of the hip or you can miter the first two slates installed.  If you are looking for more visual instruction on how this is accomplished, it is best to reference our DaVinci Slate Installation Guide where there are diagrams of how this is done.

Should you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reference our DaVinci Slate Installation Guide to clarify any questions or concerns that you may have.  Of course, if you have additional questions or concerns after reading through our installation guide, feel free to get in touch with our customer service department so that they may guide you in the right direction.

Name: Kelly
Time: Monday, February 2, 2015

When using the EPDM under the hip & ridge, do you use one piece of EPDM as with the metal underlayment or do you need to put a piece under each piece of the hip & ridge?
Name: Eric Salvesen, Technical Service Manager
Time: Friday, March 13, 2015

Hi Kelly,

You can use either method. We are comfortable with just a strip over the entire hip/ridge and then you can proceed to nail our products.

If you don't like that method, then you can step each coursing in with EPDM. This will be a stronger method, but will take more time and honestly it really is not necessary to do.

If it were my house, I wouldn't spend the extra time, I would just appy the EPDM over the entire hip.

Great question!



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