Hip and ridge cap shingles are more than just a finishing touch for your roofing. The hips and ridges of your roof are often considered high-stress areas so they need special protection that regular shingles aren’t able to provide.
Regular roof shingles are typically thinner. So, when you try to fold them over the hips and ridges, they may develop cracks over time. Hip and ridge cap shingles, on the other hand, are specially designed to fit these parts. You can rest assured that they will last longer and be more effective in providing protection.
Here are three premium hip and ridge cap options from GAF.
Timbertex® features hip and ridge cap shingles with an extra thick and double layer design. They have an eight-inch exposure, which means fewer pieces to install compared to three-tab cut-up strip shingles. Due to their thickness, these hip and ridge cap shingles can add dimension and a more dramatic look to your roof. They are also equipped with StainGuard® Protection to keep your roof clear of unsightly blue-green algae.
Ridglass® has an ultra high-profile design with extra thick leading edge giving your roof a real wood shake look. The hip and ridge cap shingles from this line are made from SBS-modified asphalt, which improves their flexibility and durability. This means less chances of needing a roof repair so soon. They are considered ideal for the unique architectural style of homes in Western Canada and Western U.S.
Timbercrest™ also features a high-profile design, but it has a rounded leading edge that helps frame the look of your shingle roof. Its hip and ridge cap shingles are easy to install. They come pre-flexed so all you have to do is nail them in place. These hip and ridge cap shingles also have a unique alignment guide in the headlap to ensure accurate installation.
Crown Residential Roofing has expertise in residential roofing, and we ensure quality workmanship for every project we handle. Call us at (604) 210-6655, or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We offer our services to customers in Surrey and Vancouver, BC, and nearby areas.