While the word toe board sounds like some sort of game to be played around the family fire or something that happens when you accidentally stub your toe, it is actually a term used in roofing to describe a protective barrier that keeps materials from falling from the roof onto people or floors below.
Installing toe boards helps to ensure the safety of a job site and personnel, and below you will find details of how to install as well as an informative installation video detailing the process using our Bellaforté polymer roof tiles.
Basically, toe irons or jacks support toe boards or scaffolding to allow the installer to work on steeper slope roofing projects.
How to Install Toe Boards
The following steps outline installation of toe boards using our polymer roofing in the demonstration:
1) Place required nails or screws so they will be covered in the next course of tiles (see video). Make sure the nails or screws are driven into rafters so that you will know they will be secure.
2) With nails in place, cut the back ledge of Bellaforté tile so it lies flat when installed.
3) In order to achieve this result, measure the distance from the outside edge of the preceding tile and cut out a portion of the ledge on the back of the Bellaforté. This will allow the tile to sit on top of the tile below and nest on top of the toe iron. The ledge may be easily cut by scoring with a utility knife and then bending it a few times.
4) Once this is done, continue installing the tile as normal.
5) When the roof is complete, remove the scaffolding by just knocking the toe iron up so the nails release. Because of the ribbed structure on the back of the Bellaforté tile, there is no need to nail down the nails or screws underneath.
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