What is a ridge cap?
Ridge cap is a particular shingle that was created to withstand the severe wind that blows across a roof’s ridge. A ridge cap is not only thicker than a standard shingle, but it is also pre-bent to avoid cracking when folded over the ridge. Ridge cap is made by capping/nok roll forming machine
Ridge-cap shingles cover the roof’s peak, where two angles meet and serve an important function in preventing rain and melting snow from pouring into the home. Ridge-cap shingles might degrade faster than the rest of the roof surface because they are twisted over the roof.
Which kind of ridge capping to choose: Flat ridge or Tile ridge?
There are two main styles of ridge capping:
- Ridge cap type flat capping is commonly used in residential and industrial roofing, go with corrugated and trapezoidal roofing and produced by Flat /Longspan ridge cap roll forming machine
- Ridge cap type tile capping is commonly used in higher aesthetics for villas, especially go with tile roofing. This type of ridge capping is rolled by a Tile capping roll forming machine.
Compare flat material thickness and width between flat capping and tile capping
Ridge capping style can be produced to the customer’s request.
|Longspan capping||Tile capping|
|Material thickness||0.15 – 0.5mm (G300-G550)||0.25 – 0.5mm (G300-G450)|
|Material width||300; 304; 400; 457mm||300; 304; 400; 457mm|
How to make ridge capping?
To make a metal roofing ridge cap, we use a Ridge cap machine also called a Metal roof ridge cap roll forming machine, Roof Ridge Cap Roll Forming Machine/ridge cap roll forming machine, Top Cap Roll Forming Machine, Top Hat Cap Roll Forming Machine, Ridge Valley Roll Forming Machine, ridge cap forming machine.
Take a look at the video below to understand how ridge capping is made by a longspan ridge cap roll forming machine
Compare Longspan/Flat ridge machine &Tile ridge cap machine.
|Longspan capping roll forming machine||Tile capping roll forming machine|
|Total power||3.7 – 15kw||5.5 – 15kw|
|Speed||12- 15m/min||4 – 8m/min|
|Weight of machine||3 – 12 tons||3.5 – 12 tons|
|Roller station||08 – 20||10- 20|
|Material thickness||0.15 – 0.5mm (G300-G550) Material width150 – 450mm||0.25 – 0.5mm (G300-G450)|
|Material width||150 – 450mm||300 – 457mm|
Read more: Longspan capping roll forming machine
Which type of ridge capping is common in your area? Please comment below and share your opinion.
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