Roof curb and method of installation — Golden Eagle Building Products Inc.

Roof curb and method of installation - Golden Eagle Building Products Inc.

1. An improved curb system for attachment to a roof having standing seams between adjacent roof panels comprising an open upper frame having an interior, an exterior and a plurality of sides, each side having a lower interior peripheral flange for attachment to an upper surface of said roof panels, and an upper interior peripheral flange for supporting equipment; a water-diverting flange attached to the exterior of one of said upper frame sides; and a plurality of recesses along the roof attachment flange of the upper frame side opposite from said water diverting flange wherein a second support frame is provided for attachment to the underside of said roof panels corresponding to the position of said upper frame.

2. The roof curb system of claim 1 wherein a water diverting cricket is provided for attachment to the exterior of the upper frame side supporting the water-diverting flange, below said flange, and to the upper surface of the adjacent roof panels.

3. The roof curb system of claim 2 wherein the seams between adjacent roof panels are cut and flattened in the area immediately adjacent to the upper frame side supporting said exterior flange and cricket.

4. The roof curb system of claim 3 wherein covers are provided for placement over the open ends of the roof seams exposed by said cuts.

5. The roof curb system of claim 4 wherein said first and second frame have a generally rectangular shape.

6. The roof curb system of claim 5 wherein plugs are provided for insertion into the open ends of the roof seams under said covers.

7. The roof curb system of claim 6 wherein waterproof material is provided between said lower flanges and said roof panels, between said cricket and said roof panels, and between said covers and said roof panels and seams.

8. A method of installing a curb assembly on a roof having longitudinal standing seams between adjacent roof panels comprising the steps of:

a. cutting a generally rectangular opening into said roof panels;

b. installing a generally rectangular support frame below said opening;

c. making perpendicular cuts on the roof seams on the high side of said opening;

d. flattening the cut areas of said roof seams;

e. installing a curb assembly above said opening corresponding to said support frame, said curb assembly comprising a generally rectangular open upper frame having an interior, an exterior and a plurality of sides, each side having a lower interior peripheral flange for attachment to an upper surface of said roof panels, and an upper interior peripheral flange for supporting equipment, one side of said upper frame having a water-diverting flange attached to the exterior thereof, the opposite side of said upper frame having a plurality of recesses along the roof attachment flange thereof for receiving said roof seams; and

f. installing waterproof material between said lower flanges and the upper surfaces and seams of said roof panels.

9. The method of claim 8 including the additional step of attaching a water-diverting cricket to the exterior of the high side of the upper frame and to the upper surface of the adjacent roof panels.

10. The method of claim 9 including the additional step of inserting plugs into the open ends of said cut roof seams.

11. The method of claim 10 including the additional step of installing covers over the open ends of said cut roof seams.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to metal roofing on buildings, and more particularly to a new roof curb system and method of installation.

2. Description of the Prior Art

Metal buildings having metal roofing have become popular for commercial, industrial and warehousing uses. Such buildings often require roof openings for such equipment as skylights, fans, air conditioning units, and the like. The installation of such equipment requires a roof curb unit for support.

Roof curb systems are well known in the art. U.S. Pat. No. 4,559,753 describes a method of installation of a metal roof curb unit in which the rims of the curbs are pre-welded to a roof panel, and the curb containing-panel is attached to a large opening cut into the roof. However, this method requires cutting a hole in the roof that is much larger than the opening for the equipment, and it is highly susceptible to leakage.

Other patents describe single or multi-sided roof curbs such as U.S. Pat. Nos. 4,917,345, 5,016,406, 5,148,647 and 5,465,533 which describe adjustable and/or interlocking roof curbs.

The following U.S. Patents are also known to exist:

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