I’m about ready to shingle my west wing and still haven’t resolved the peak cap issue.
On normal roofs you just double the tab over and a row of them makes the cap. This is a 27/12 pitch roof. If I doubled a tab over, with that steep of a pitch the shingle would just break in half.
Another thought is to go to a tin bender and have a copper cap made and just nail that over the peak.
I’ve seen sheet metal rolled and then flanges bent on it. Producing a tube and flange. But I’ve checked with local tin benders and no one seems to have an idea how to do this reasonably. Most suggestions involve soldering a seam or brassing a flange on a tube. Obviously very expensive and nobody could assure me that warpage wouldn’t happen, turning it all into a warped mess, an expensive warped mess..
Any other suggestions, any source for that old tube type ridge cap?