CBDs Functional Decorative Custom Turret & Gazebo Roof Cap Fabrication Main Information &

CBDs Functional Decorative Custom Turret & Gazebo Roof Cap Fabrication Main Information &

Why a Metal Roof Cap ?

Besides the aspect of this possibly being the crowning jewel of a classic Victorian style house or a cute gazebo, when roofing a structure like this where the roof comes to a peak with a 4, 6, 8, 12, or 16 sides it is always a problem for even the most professional Roofer to figure out what to do at this peak to bring the roofing shingles together; making it look right and seal the peak from rain. Below is some of the best roofing work I’ve seen, yet you can see where rain water would still work it’s way in at the top.

Even if the Roofer caulked these seams at the top it would only last a few years, and need to be cleaned and re-caulk before it begins to fail, causing damage inside. Also, this is a popular place for birds to roost. Even if the Roofer caulked these seams at the top it would only last a few years, and need to be cleaned and re-caulk before it begins to fail, causing damage inside. Also, this is a popular place for birds to roost (and poop). For these issues a steeper copper roof cap has proven to be the best lasting solution to top these sort of structures, and add a nice decorative finishing touch.

Another very important issue, which is largely overlooked for these types of roofs is venting. For some reason venting is rarely implemented into these types of roof structures, but is still a very important detail. One of our copper roof caps can be used to cover a vent hole here at the peak. We offer support blocks and screen kit to keep out pests and give the roof cap a more solid base to mount on over the to raise it up off the shingles. You can read more about this on our Roof Venting web page and how we combat this issue.

Additionally, a copper roof peak cap will help to retard the growth of moss and mildew on the shingles below, just like zinc does. A zinc plated steel cap may be cheaper, but the zinc coating will dissolve off within 10 to 15 years. Then the rusty steel will permanently stain the roofing below, so copper is clearly the best metal to use and not have to worry about it again.

We supply the stainless steel screws to fasten these down with as well, so the copper roof cap can be safely removed and reused when re-roofing is needed, so it should be just a one-time purchase if built well.

For custom work like this and freight, the cost of the metal used is only a small fraction of the cost, so using a cheaper metal would only save about 10%. It seems silly to use anything less than a good thick copper, so the cap will stand up to a century of the elements and several re-roofings. Copper will last 5 to 10 times longer than a steel cap, so copper is by far the best value in the long run.

Note: We do not intend to be misleading with prices listed on these web pages for roof caps made prior to to 2006, but as you may know metal and fuel prices had doubled since then and we have had to compensate. So keep in mind how the prices listed may not reflect the current cost accurately. They are here as a guide to see what these cost at that time. You can go to our Latest News web page to read more on this subject.

Special ‘Derby Cap’ style Copper Topper Offer

Ready for immediate shipment for just $150 delivered

This is a small 18 wide round seamless copper dome cover, which was designed for decorative garden hose pots, but I discovered this can work well used to seal the peak of a gazebo or turret roof. This can be used on most any roof peak under a 10/12 pitch. Let me know how many sides your roof has, so I can punch the screw holes for you in the right places and supply enough SS screws w/sealing washers for attachment.

For only $150 each I am offering these cute finials w/high grade 316 stainless steel sealing screws, box, packing, and freight within the continental USA while supplies last (just 65 left). They are even less than our $200 minimum charge for any custom work. Being ready to ship there is also much less wait time as well.

I think this looks pretty good for the money! What do you think? It is a little hard to get a good picture because of the angles and reflection. Your work on your website is so beautiful. I hope we get a chance to have something made by you sometime. We lived in Portland for a year and really loved it there.

Thanks, from Sylvia

Why a Metal Roof Cap ?

Besides the aspect of this possibly being the crowning jewel of a classic Victorian style house or a cute gazebo, when roofing a structure like this where the roof comes to a peak with a 4, 6, 8, 12, or 16 sides it is always a problem for even the most professional Roofer to figure out what to do at this peak to bring the roofing shingles together; making it look right and seal the peak from rain. Below is some of the best roofing work I’ve seen, yet you can see where rain water would still work it’s way in at the top.

Even if the Roofer caulked these seams at the top it would only last a few years, and need to be cleaned and re-caulk before it begins to fail, causing damage inside. Also, this is a popular place for birds to roost. Even if the Roofer caulked these seams at the top it would only last a few years, and need to be cleaned and re-caulk before it begins to fail, causing damage inside. Also, this is a popular place for birds to roost (and poop). For these issues a steeper copper roof cap has proven to be the best lasting solution to top these sort of structures, and add a nice decorative finishing touch.

Another very important issue, which is largely overlooked for these types of roofs is venting. For some reason venting is rarely implemented into these types of roof structures, but is still a very important detail. One of our copper roof caps can be used to cover a vent hole here at the peak. We offer support blocks and screen kit to keep out pests and give the roof cap a more solid base to mount on over the to raise it up off the shingles. You can read more about this on our Roof Venting web page and how we combat this issue.

Additionally, a copper roof peak cap will help to retard the growth of moss and mildew on the shingles below, just like zinc does. A zinc plated steel cap may be cheaper, but the zinc coating will dissolve off within 10 to 15 years. Then the rusty steel will permanently stain the roofing below, so copper is clearly the best metal to use and not have to worry about it again.

CBDs Functional Decorative Custom Turret & Gazebo Roof Cap Fabrication Main Information &

We supply the stainless steel screws to fasten these down with as well, so the copper roof cap can be safely removed and reused when re-roofing is needed, so it should be just a one-time purchase if built well.

For custom work like this and freight, the cost of the metal used is only a small fraction of the cost, so using a cheaper metal would only save about 10%. It seems silly to use anything less than a good thick copper, so the cap will stand up to a century of the elements and several re-roofings. Copper will last 5 to 10 times longer than a steel cap, so copper is by far the best value in the long run.

Note: We do not intend to be misleading with prices listed on these web pages for roof caps made prior to to 2006, but as you may know metal and fuel prices had doubled since then and we have had to compensate. So keep in mind how the prices listed may not reflect the current cost accurately. They are here as a guide to see what these cost at that time. You can go to our Latest News web page to read more on this subject.

Special ‘Derby Cap’ style Copper Topper Offer

Ready for immediate shipment for just $150 delivered

This is a small 18 wide round seamless copper dome cover, which was designed for decorative garden hose pots, but I discovered this can work well used to seal the peak of a gazebo or turret roof. This can be used on most any roof peak under a 10/12 pitch. Let me know how many sides your roof has, so I can punch the screw holes for you in the right places and supply enough SS screws w/sealing washers for attachment.

For only $150 each I am offering these cute finials w/high grade 316 stainless steel sealing screws, box, packing, and freight within the continental USA while supplies last (just 65 left). They are even less than our $200 minimum charge for any custom work. Being ready to ship there is also much less wait time as well.

I think this looks pretty good for the money! What do you think? It is a little hard to get a good picture because of the angles and reflection. Your work on your website is so beautiful. I hope we get a chance to have something made by you sometime. We lived in Portland for a year and really loved it there.

Thanks, from Sylvia

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