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SmartRidge II Hip & Ridge End Cap

SmartRidge II Tapered End Caps

Installation instructions for how to install proper exhaust ventilation when working with a hip roof. This Hip & Ridge end cap is ideal for when dealing with obstructions on the the ridge. These tapered end caps provide a smooth transition and a clean ridge line.

Installation Instructions

Step 1– Ensure the area to be vented has been properly cut out and air flow requirements are met. Also ensure the shingles on each roof plane are previously installed per manufacturer’s directions.

Step 2-
Begin on a hip & ridge junction by installing the two hip vent end caps first about 2” down from the point of intersection of the hip and ridge as shown in Figure 2. The small 1/8” ends are closest to the top peak and overlap each other as shown. The overlap does not matter which direction. No cutting is required. Nail the vent end caps in place centered over the structural beam. Nails should be at the four corners minimal. Additional nails can be used to form the vent as desired. The thicker edge of the vent will butt against the SmartRidge II ridge vent.

Step 3
Install the ridge area Hip-n-Ridge Vent End Cap overlapping the previously installed end caps as shown in Figure 3. The 1/8” end of the ridge end cap is overlapping the previously installed 1/8” ends of the hip end caps. This vent should also be about 2” away from the point of intersection of the hip & ridge. Nail at the four corners minimal.

Step 4
Butt SmartRidge II vents against the End Caps as shown in Figure 4. Continue on the ridge and the hip as needed. Use the Hip-n-Ridge End Cap anywhere along the vent areas that you want to terminate without a lift up. See Figure 7 for other suggestions on areas of use.

Step 5-Install cap shingles centered over the SmartRidge II and the Hip-n-Ridge End Caps to create a smooth transition on your hips and ridges around the entire roof line of the house. See Figures 5 & 6 for a great shingled look. Use the End Caps for Gable ends, chimneys, valleys, hips & dormers for a weather tight finish.

-Remember that this H&R End Cap requires no cutting.
-Nails should always penetrate through wood roofsheathing.
-Use on hips and ridges and around dormers, chimneys, near valleys and at gable ends to hide swayback gable ends.?

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