Planck for metal end: the purpose and how to install

Exterior view of the end strips

Exterior view of the end strips

Strap end for galvanized metal made from metal, and 0.55 mm thick. It happens different colors, similar to the basic roofing materials. There are products with polymer and composite coating. This roof element has the form corner in cross section. Its edges slightly curved or plane can be ribs. These nuances give additional rigidity product. Standard strap length is 2 m. Its mounting is carried out on the ends of the skate that provides protection lathing against moisture and wind. For this reason, this product is also called wind bar for metal.

Scheme fastening strap end during installation of the roof of metal

Scheme fastening strap end at installation of metal roofing

Do not forget to seal the gap between the bar and the roof covering. In addition to the protective function of wind bar for metal has also decorative. Roof, executed by this element has a more finished and harmonious appearance.

Useful advice!When fixing the screws strips need to be very careful not to miss the mark on the batten board. If this happens, then in any ca

se the screw can not be removed, as it closes a hole made.

Driving screws fixing strap

Driving screws fixing strap

In the course of the roofing should pay great attention to safety. Ladder or scaffolding must be secured and pose no threat. The most convenient way to fix a wind bar for metal from the scaffolding installed along the front of the building. This will allow to move freely throughout the entire length of the slope edge. Before attaching additional elements necessary to sew up the bottom of the crates overhanging the gable facing material. This will allow in the future to avoid the inconveniences, as set strap may interfere with this process.

The roof structure of metal - end view

The roof structure of metal - end view

When installing the product pay attention to the alignment of the two planes, as the "wave" or "twist" will not only reduce the protective functions of the element, but also spoil the whole appearance of the roof. Smooth mount can only be achieved with strict adherence to the rules of installation and use of measuring instruments.

Useful advice!End bracket for metal to be fixed with screws with rubber washers "in tension". This does not allow water to get under it, and the wind to shatter, causing subsequently rattling sound.

Wind strap performs not only a decorative but also a protective function

Wind strap performs not only a decorative but also a protective function

Other additional elements and their purpose

Among others, necessary for roof installation, Cells can be isolated ridge lath which closes the top of the sheet covering the skate. Cornice strip similar to the end, but it is attached to the eaves of the roof before installation. Of particular interest is the adjacency strip for metal that is used in the joints to the walls roofing sheets, tubes, or other elements of the valley of the roof. It is installed on top metal and does not allow water to get inside through the junction.

Additional elements for the roof

Additional elements for the roof

In conclusion, it may be added that the need for additional elements to be calculated in the procurement of material to all of them pick the same color with a metal tile.