|Publication number||US1240773 A|
|Publication date||Sep 18, 1917|
|Filing date||Jul 28, 1916|
|Priority date||Jul 28, 1916|
|Publication number||US 1240773 A, US 1240773A, US-A-1240773, US1240773 A, US1240773A|
|Inventors||John Henry Perry|
|Original Assignee||John Henry Perry|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (5), Classifications (3)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
J. H. PERRY.
SHEET METAL ROOF.
`APPLICATION FILED JULY 28. 1916.
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SHEET-METAL ROOF Speeication of Letters Patent.
Patented sept. is, rei v.
Application filed July 28, 1916. Serial No. 111,811.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it lmown that l, JOHN H. PERRY, a citizen of the United States, and a resident .of Middletown, in the county of Orange and State of New York, have invented anew and improved Sheet-Metal Roof, of which the following is a full, clear, and .exact description.
The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved sheet metal roof arranged to enable a tinsmith or other person to readily join the metal sheets for. forming the roof sides and the ridge without theuse of solder,.and to render the joints rainproof and thereby prevent leakage In lorder to accomplish the desired result, use is made of metal sheets provided at each side with an upturned abutting member terminating at its upper end inf an inwardly and downwardly bent flange, and a pealrshaped seam cap iitting over the said i'ianges of adjacent sheets and having lianges extending downwardly and toward each other, the edges of the said seam cap anges abutting against the lower ends ot the abutting members of adjacent sheets. Use is also made ci' a sheet. metal roof ridge :formed of two sheets extending downwardly and outwardly, one relatively to the other, the sheets having inwardly and downwardly extending flanges at their lower ends and having upwardly extending abutting members at their upper ends, the saidy abutting members terminating in outwardly and downwardly extending iianges,
and a ridge cap ci inverted V shape and'litting over the said top flanges of the abut` ting members, the said ridge cap having at its lower end inwardly and downwardly extending flanges abutting against the outer faces of the said abutting members.
A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specication, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure l is a sectional perspective View of the sheet metal roof with' parts broken out;
F ig. 2 is a reduced perspective View of one of the sheets for forming the roof;
Fig. 3 is a sectional perspective View of one end of the roof and with one of the seam caps removed;
F ig. l is a perspective View of one of the anchors prior to bending the holding clips thereof; and
Fig. 5 is an enlarged sectional side eleva* tion of thefjoint of two adjacent roof sheets and their seam cap.
The metal sheets 10 forforming each side of a gable roof rest on slats 11 attached to the rafters l2 of the roof. Each side of the metal sheet l0 is provided with an outwardly and upwardly turned draining member 13 terminating in an upwardly extending abutting member 14, the upper end of which terminates in a downwardly and inwardly bent liange 15. Adjacent sheets l0 have ltheir abutting members 14C at coi'- respcnding sides abutting against cach other, as plainly indicated in the drawings.
In order to hold the sheets 10 in position on the slats 1l, use is made of two or more anchors 20, each extending between each pair of abutting member-slt oi adjacent sheets, each anchor being` iliade ol sheet metal and being jnovided at the lower end with an attaching flange 2l resting on u. slut .ll and secured thereto by nails 22 or'othcr suitable fastening means. The 'upper portion of the anchor 20 is split to providetwo' retaining tongues 23 and 24 bent in opposite directions to ovei'lie the lianges l5 and to be crimped around the lower ends` thereof so as to securely hold the .sheets l0 in position on the slats. ll. A pealeshaped seam cap 30 is slipped endwise over a pair 'of flanges l5 and the lower ends oi' the seam cap 30 are provided with inwardly and downwai'dl eXtendin flanges 3l the lower y h 9 edges of which rest against the outer laccs of the abutting members ldat the junction of the abuttnag members ld with the draining members 13. lt will be noticed that by this construction rain water is not liable to pass between the iibutting members 1-1 of adjacent sheets 10 as such rain water is deflecteddownward on the draining portions 13 by the flanges 31. and any rain water that may be driven up into the space between the abutting members 14 and the flanges and 3l is not liable to pass between the scam cap and the flanges 15 to reach the `ioint between the abutting members 14 and thus pass down into the space below the roof. it will be noticed that a very effective oheclr is had to prevent leakage of rain water even if such is driven by a strong wind'. The upper ends of theuppermost sheets of the roof are preferably provided with double flanges 40 (see Fig. 1) to reinforce the sheets at the ridge of the roof.
The ridge of the roof 50 is formed of two sheets 51 and 52 inclined downwardly and outwardly one relatively to the other and terminating at their lower ends in flanges 53 and 54 bent inwardly and downwardly to rest with their lower ends on. the upper portion of the sheets 10. rlhe upper ends of the sheets 51 and 52 'are provided with abutting members 55 and 56 extending upwardly and terminating in flanges 57 and l 58 then downwardly and outwardly, as
plainly indicated in Fig. 1. A; ridge cap 60 made peak-shape in cross section is slipped endwise over the flanges 57 and 58 and this ridge cap 60 is provided at its lower end with inwardly and downwardly extending flanges 61 and G2 abutting with their' lower edges against the faces of the abutting members 55 and 56. The lower or bottom flanges 53 and 54 are provided with openings for' the passage of the upper ends of the seam caps 30 and the draining portions 13 of the sheets 10. The walls of the openings 7 0 are preferably provided at the top with struck-up outwardly extending flanges 71 overlying the cap 80 so as to form a firmjointbetween the seam cap 30 and the Aridge 50 to hold .the ridge against longitudinal movement as well as against transverse movement. The flanges (S2 are preferably provided with spaced -ventilating apertures to prevent undue expansion or contraction of the underlying members of the ridge 50.,
At each end of the roof use is made of short plates 90 fastened by nails or other' fastening means 91 to the ends of the rafters 12 (see Fig. 3), and each pla-te 90 passes along the abutting members 14 and is provided at its upper end with a"downwardly and outwardly inclined flange 92 overlying.,r the flanges 15 of the abutting member 14 of the end sheet 10. The flange 92 ,terminates in a flange 93 extending inwardly and downwardly and rests against the abutting member 14 at the ioint of the latter with the draining portioi 13 the same as the flange 31 of the seam aps 30.
Each end of the ridge 50 is closed by a plate 100 conforming to the cross sectional 65 shape of the ridge 50 and provided with a ilange 101 fitting over the corresponding portion of the ridge 'cap 60, its flanges 61, o2, the sheets 51 and 52 and their flanges 53 and 54, the lower portions of the, flanges 70 being joined with -the plates .90 and the parts being all fastened together' by-solder-4 ing. Nails 102 are used for attaching'the bottom portion of the plate 100 to the end rafters 12, as will be readily understood by 75 reference to Fig. 3.
The lower end of a sheet 10 is connected vwith the upper end of the next following sheet below by a double seam 110, as plainly indicated in Fig. 3.
From the foregoing it will be seenthat by the arrangement described a tinsmith or other person can readily join the several vmembers of the metal roof and the joints are rendered rainproof both at the sides of the roof and at the ridge to prevent leakage.
Having thus described my invention, I claimas new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. In a sheet metal roof, the combination of sheet metal side plates having upturned abutting members and a cap slipped over the upturned abutting niembers, and a ridge formed of two sheets having upturned abutting members at their upperA ends and inwardly turned angular bottom members at their lower ends, the said bottom members having openings for the passage of the said seam caps, the upper ends of the said abutting members having outwardly and downwardly bent flanges, and a peak-shaped ridgecap fitting onto the said flanges, the said ridge cap having downwardly and inwardly extending 105 flanges abutting with their lower edges against the outer faces of the said abutting members of the ridge. l
2. In a sheet' metal roof, a ridge formed of two sheets extending downwardly and outwardly one relatively to the other, the sheets having inwardly and downwardly extending flanges at their lower ends yand having upwardly extending abutting members at their upper ends, the. said .abutting members terminating in outwardly. and downwardly extending flanges, and a ridge cap of inverted V shape 'and fitting over the said flanges of the abutting members, the said ridge cap having 'at its 120 lower ends inwardly and downwardly extending flanges abutting against the outer faces of the said abutting members.
3. In a sheet metal roof, a ridge formed of two sheets' extending downwardly and 125 outwardly one relatively to the other, the sheets having inwardly and downwardly extending apertured.flanges.at their lower ends and having upwardly extending abutabutting members at the junction of the said l0 ting members at their upper ends7 the said members with the sheets, and an end nap for abutting members terminating in outwardly each end of the ridge and formed oaf a and downwardly extending flanges, a ridge single sheet provided with uninterrupted cap of inverted V shape and tting over the fianges fitting over the ridge cap and its said flanges at the abutting members, the Hauges and the said sheets and their lower l5 said ridge cap having at its lower ends inflanges.
wardly and downwardly `extending ianges i abutting against the outer faces of the said JOHN HENRY PERRY.
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