The present invention is a universal ridge clip for attachment of a ridge cap along the peak of a centrally located roof ridge, usually on metal buildings. The clip may also be used on a “hip” roof application. The ridge clip is of a construction such that it provides a strong support area for the ridge cap without the need for fasteners that would penetrate the roof panel at exposed areas to the weather. It generally is a Z-shaped clip having a top fastening area, and a bottom anchoring area with these joined by a generally upright panel having a notch therein to allow roof ribs to pass through the notch.
Interlockingly Attachable Accessories For Frame Construction Buildings
A soffit for a building having an exterior wall covered by siding and further having a fascia strip spaced outwardly from the wall includes an elongated soffit strip having a channel formed therein adapted to receive the siding, and a folded portion laterally spaced apart from the channel; the folded portion having a folded back portion extending toward the channel, a folded forward portion extending away from the channel, and a transition portion connecting the folded back portion and the folded forward portion so as to define an opening therebetween for receiving an adjacent member; and at least one interlocking member on the soffit strip for detachably mounting the soffit strip to the adjacent member without the use of tools.
A vent for a building includes an elongated vent cover having generally opposite ends. First and second spaced flexible flashing strips can be mounted to the vent cover to form an integrated assembly for mounting on the building so as to extend across a vent opening therein. The ends of the vent cover and the flashing strips having matingly interlocking members thereon for detachably mounting the flexible flashing strips to the vent cover. This can be done without the use of tools. The interlocking members can comprise a pair of lances formed in the end of the vent cover and in corresponding locations on the flashing strips.
Kathy Green, Betty Hilton, Barbara Hamilton, Kathy Rush, Matt Newby