US 2176344 A
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J. B. HUNT 'RooFING CLIP Oct. 17, 1939.
Filed"April 18, 1935 Patented oct. 17, 1939 l 2,176,344
nunirse STATES PATENT OFFICE aooFrNG our James B. Hunt, Dayton, 4Ohio, assignor of onehalf to The Philip Carey Manufacturing Company, a corporation of Ohio Application April 18, 1935, Serial No. 17,041
13 claims. (c1. los-33) This invention relates to a novel and improved and in order to be cut from a blank sheet with roof fastening means, particularly pertaining to minimum amount of waste, it is preferably cut a clip adapted to be associated with one edge of `in the somewhat semi-hexagonal shape illusa. roofing element to engage said edge and hold trated. in Figure 1, by strip 3 which has formed the roofing in place. adjacent the top edge flange portions 4 bent at 5 Generally described, the invention is typified right angles to the base portion alternately by strip formed from a thin sheet of thin metal disposed with complementary intervening resuch as sheet metal having adjacent one edge a cesses. These flange portions seat against the flanged means adapted automatically to align top edge of an underlying sheet 2, as illustrated Cil l0 or self position the strip in place and having in Figure 3, and serve to self position and auto-'l0 adjacent the other edge a portion shaped to promatically align the roofing fasteners, thereby vide a pocket for receiving the bottom edge of causing the roofing elements to be self aligned the roofing element.4 This pocket may also be when applied to the fasteners. provided with means that may impinge the The bottom edge of the roofing fastener is 15 roofing element and hold same more securely provided with bent over portions 6 to provide-[lli within the pocket. The fastening strip may be between said bent over portion and the base porof any length and' is readily positioned by means tion pockets 8 into which the bottom edge of an of the guiding flange, and any number of'means overlapping sheet is adapted to be seated. The may be provided therein whereby the fastening extreme bottom edge of the sheet rests against ZO strip may be nailed Orotherwisesecured in posithe' portion 9 of the pocket that is formed of a '20 tion. The fastening strip may also be provided size slightly .in excess of the thickness of the with recesses in the body portion between the roofing element. Along the body portion of the marginal aligning edge and the pocket carrying fastening strip any number of recesses i0 may edge to provide a space or spaces whereby roofing be provided to receive' nails il for securing the mastic material, which is applied over the overfastening clip in position after it has been aligned 25 lapping edges of the sheet. may fill in the recesses by means of the marginal flange on the upper and form a better seal between overlapping edge. The overlapping roofing sheet is then edges of the roofing strips. placed in position and the bent over portion is For `a better understanding of the invention, hammered down to lie flush with the top surface 0 reference may be made to the accompanying of the roong sheet. In order to engage posi- 3c drawing in which: tively the roofing sheets, the pocket forming Figure 1 is a plan view of a roofing fastener member may preferably be provided with means embodying the present invention; l2 bent over from the portion 6 to provide means Figure 2 is an end elevation view of 4the fasfor impinging the roofing sheet as the. pocket tener; forming member is' hammered into position 35 Figure 3 is a cross-sectional view of a section shown in Figure 3 from the position shown in of roofing comprising sheets securedv in position Figure 2.
with the improved fastener; and It is customary to mop the overlapping edges Figure 41s a perspective view of a section of of the roofing elements with a waterproofing roofing with part of the roofing broken away. composition in order to seal the seam or the seal- 4G Referring specifically to the drawing in which 111g Can be efected by 9 Waterproong strip al)- like numbers have been used to designate like plied between the overlapping edges. The sealparts, numeral i designates a roof deck of coning means-mw be applied t0 the Surface before ventional construction composed of Wooden 0r after the Securing Clip has been placed in pGS- 43 planks laid 51de by Side, The roofing deck 1S tion but preferably before, but whether applied 45 covered with surfacing sheets 2 which are before or after, a portion thereof is adapted to be typified in the present instance by what is comretained in slots i3 provided in the body portions monly referred to in the art as prepared lasphalt of the securing clip. This causes thicker sealing roll roong, although it will be understood that portions of waterproofing material to be local- 5o the fastening clip is also suitable for use with ized adjacent the nailing portions. 5o individual shingles, strip shingles. slabs and the From the foregoing description it will be aplike, as well as roll roofing which refers to long parent that a novel and improved fastening clip `sheets. is not only provided, but one which facilitates 'Ihe roong fastener is formed from a blank speedy application of the roofing elements in 5s of anysuitable material such as sheet metal self-aligning position. 55
an underlying roofing element for aligning and self-positioning the strip on the roof in relation to the underlying roong element and means disposed onthe lower edge projections tor engaging the edge oiv an overlying roong element.
2. A metal fastening strip comprising a body portion having a plurality of alternating projections and recesses disposed along its upper edge anda hook means formed on the projections to automatically alignl and self-position said Astrip in position in relation with a roong element and a plurality of pockets spaced adjacent the .lower edge to receive the bottom edge of a roong element.
3. A metal iastening strip comprising a body portion having a plurality 'of alternating projections and recesses disposed along its upper edge and a hook means formed on the projections to automatically align said strip in position and a plurality of pockets spaced adjacent the lower edge tol` receive the bottom edge of a roofing element, said aligning means and pocket means being arranged in oset relation.
4. A metal fastening st rip comprising a body portion having a means adajacent one edge to4 automatically align said strip in position, pockets adjacentl the other edge to receive the bottom edge of a roong element, auf a recess provided in the `bottom portion into fhich a sealing composition is adapted to be contained.
5. A rooiing comprising rooting elements laid in overlapping courses, and a fastening strip interposed between two next adjacent courses provided with alternating projections and recesses disposed along its upper edge, hook means on the projections for automatically aligning and self -positioning said strip in relation with the un-y derlying course and means on the lower edge of. the strip for seating the bottom edge oi the overlying course.
6. VA rooiing comprising roofing elements laid in o*""flapping courses, a fastening strip interposed between the courses, a plurality of projections spaced along the upper edge of the strip, and means on the projections for hooking over the top edge of an underlapping course for selfaligning and suspending said fastening strip on the underlapping course.
'7. A rooiing comprising rooting elements laid in overlapping courses, a fastening strip interposed betweenthe courses, a. plurality of pro'- jections disposed -along the upper edge of the strip, and nanges formed on the projections for v aardgas hcoldng over the top-edge of an. .underiapping course for self-aligning and suspending said iastening strip on the underlapping course.
' 8. A metal fastening strip for securing exi-ble rooilng comprising an elongated body having along opposing edges a plurality of alternately disposed projections andv recesses,` means promatically aligning and hooking the strip in position, and means provided on the projections of the other edge to iorm pockets for seating the bottom edge of a .roong element.
' 9. A metal fastening strip for securing iiexible roodng comprising an elongated body having along opposing edges a plurality Lof alternately disposed projections land recesses with the proiections on one edge opposite the recesses on the opposite edge, means provided on the projections V'of one edge for automatically aligningand hooking the rstrip in position, and means provided 'on theprojections of the other edge to form pockets for seating the bottom edge vof a roong element.
lil. A metal fastening strip for securing ilexible rooing comprising an elongated body having.
lvided on the projections o f one edge for 'autoesy along opposing edges ar plurality'of alternately disposedy projections. and recesses, means provided on 'the projections' of one 4.edge for automatically aligning and hooking the strip' in posltion, and means provided on the projections of the other edge to form pockets for seating the bottom edge oi' a roong clement and means on the pocket. providing means for impinging the roong element.
ll. A metal fastening strip for securing iiexible roong comprising an elongated body having along opposing edges a plurality o alternately disposed projections and recesses with the projections on one edge opposite the recesses on the opposite edge, means provided on the projections of one edge for automatically aligning and hooking the strip in position, and means provided on the projections oi the other edge tol form pockets for seating the bottom edge of a roong element and means on the pocket providing means-for impinging the rooting element.
12. A metal fastening strip comprising an elongated body having along opposing edges a plurality of alternately disposed projections and recesses, slots provided in the projections on one edge, means on the slotted projections for aligning the strip, means provided on the projections of the other edge to form pockets for seating the bottom edge oi 'a roong element, and means on the pocket forming meansfor impingng the roong element.
i3. A metal fastening strip for securing flexible roong comprising an elongated serpentine body having along opposed edges a plurality of alternately disposed projections and recesses, means provided on the elongated body portion permittingthe strip to be nailed in position, and u meansr provided on the nprojectionsron one edge to form pockets for seating the bottom edge of a roong element.
, JAMES B. HUNT.