|Publication number||US3404495 A|
|Publication date||Oct 8, 1968|
|Filing date||Jul 8, 1966|
|Priority date||Jul 8, 1966|
|Publication number||US 3404495 A, US 3404495A, US-A-3404495, US3404495 A, US3404495A|
|Inventors||Simpson Jr Eric|
|Original Assignee||Reynolds Metals Co|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (7), Referenced by (31), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Oct. 8, 1968 s mpso JR 3,404,495
COMBINED FLASHING AND FASCIA SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME Filed July 8, 1966 5 SheetsSheet 1 INVENTOR. ERIC SIMPSON, JR.
BY aw 54w &70Mwv .1
HIS ATTORNEYS Oct. 8, 1968 E. SIMPSON, JR
COMBINED FLASHING AND FASCIA SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed July 8, 1966 INVENTOR SIMPSON, J R.
H IS ATTORNEYS ERIC E. SIMPSON, JR
Oct. 8, 1968 COMBINED FLASHING AND FASCIA SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 70A 46A 72A TIA Filed July 8, 1966 GIA ERIC
United States Patent COMBINED FLASHING AND FASCIQ .SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME Eric Simpson, Jr., Heurico County, LYiJfassiguor to ReynoldsfMetals Company,"Ricliniond, va, 'a "corporation of Delaware Filed July 8, 1966, SerrNti". 563,728-- w 13 Claims..(Cl. 52-'.-58). a
Als STRACT 0F Tim DisoiosURE This disclosure relates to anfimproved flashing and fascia system and method of making samewhich' utilizes generallyI-shaped fascia members cooperating between the top of 'a vertical wall and the" peripheral edge of a substantially fiat composition roof. The system of this inventionassures that differential expansion and contrac- This invention pertains to building construction and more particularly to a combined flashing andfasciasystern for a building structure and a method of making same. 7
There are fascia systems in present use made of metallic materials which serve as a fascia means. and gravel stop for flat composition "roof means. The present systems are' either very expensive to construct or are of such a nature that they invariably cause damage to the composition roof associated therewith resulting in leaksand added expense to repair' such roof. The damage caused by. present fascia systems isinvariablythe result of the diiferential expansion and contraction of the metallic fascia members and the associated building structure. I Accordingly, it is a feature of thisiuve ntion to provid an improved fasciasystem which is of simple and economical construction and which is versatile in application.
Another feature of this invention, is, to provide animproved fascia system, which 'is' suitably isolated, from its associated composition roof to assure such roof is ,not
Another feature of this inventionis to provide an "proved fascia system" utilizing rubber-like Fmembrane means fastened between a substantially flat composition roof and metallic fascia means extending around the periphery of such roof and associating with the, top of vertical outside wallsmeans adjoining such roof, such membrane means providing an voptimum seal between such vertical wall means and composition roof while ailowing differential expansion and contraction therebetween without da'mage'to such composition roof." f
her having hooking end means adjacent its lower edge enabling easy fastening of additional flat or straight sections of fascia members ther'ebelow. a
Another feature of this invention is to provide an improved method of making'such a combined flashing and fascia system for a building structure inwhich the fascia provided thereby is easily extended in height by extending downwardly from the top of a building structure, thereby eliminating problems encountered, by other sysr'rie'ans of'a building structure which is constructed so as to as'sure such roof and outside wall 'means arenot dama'ged therebyduring use. w h r Another feature of this invention is to provide animproved-r'nethod of making acomb'ined flashing and fascia system which also serves as gravel stop means. Another feature of this invention is to provide an im proved-method of making acombined flashing and fascia system; utilizing rubber-like membrane means to provide a tight seal between such fascia-means and composition roof means while allowing the fascia means and composition roof means to remain in spaced apart relation wherein such rubber-like membrane means stretches and contracts to compensate for differential-contraction and expansion of such fascia system andthe building structure. Another feature of thisinvention is to provide an improved fascia system and method'of making'such fascia system of the charactenmentioned which provides improved flashing about the periphery of substantially'flat composition roof means by cooperating with upwardly inclinedperipheral surface means of such roof means yet without engaging such upwardly inclined peripheral surface means. t
Another feature of this invention is to provide an improved fascia system and method of making such a fascia system having cooperating components of simple, economical, and unique construction which are easily installed in position on an associated building structureby workmen remaining on substantially flat roof means of such structure and without requiring complicated scaffolding, or the like, to install such system.
Therefore, it is an object of this invention to provide an improved combined flashing and fascia system for a build ing structure and an improved method of making such a system having one or more of the novel features of this invention as set forth above or hereinafter shown or described. "Other objects, uses, and advantages of this invention are apparent from a reading of this description which proceeds with reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part thereof and wherein: FIGURE 1 is a perspective view with parts in section and parts bro-ken away of the upper end portion of a building corner structure, particularly illustrating the combined flashing and fascia system of this invention associating with substantially flat composition roof means i 3 and vertical outside wall means of such building structure.
FIGURE 2 is a sectional view on the line 2--2 offFIG- URE '1 particularly illustrating bracket means used to support an L-shaped fascia means and the manner that a terminal end portion of one of the legs of such L-shaped fascia means is bent downwardly toward such composi- ',"Another' feature of this invention is to provide an-inr- ,provedfascia system employing anlL-shaped fascia meinterns which are increased in height building'upwardly toward the roof'ofa bjuilding. e r: t
I 1 Another feature of this invention is, to provide an improved method of making a fascia system whichexte nds between outside vertical wall means and compositio n roof .tion roofmeans to provide improved flashing therefor.
FIGURE 3 is a fragmentary perspective view showing the manner of fastening a pair of generally L-shaped fascia means in side-by-side relation. to an associated bracket means and particularly illustrating fastening means provided along the top edge of such bracket means and cooperating fastening means provided in the substantially lhorizontal leg portion of such L-shaped fascia means. FIGURE 4 is a sectional view similar to FIGURE 2 illustrating another embodiment of bracket means utilized with fascia means as illustrated in FIGURE 2 and particularly illustrating straight or fiat fascia means attached to the lower edge portion of such L-shaped fascia means toprovide a fascia having an extensible height for the upper portion of vertical outside wall means.
FIGURE 5 is an enlarged fragmentarysectional view illustrating cooperating hooking end means provided in the L-shaped fascia means and straight fascia means shown in FIGURE 4 to enable easy extension of such fascia vertically downwardly along such outside; wall means,
. -FIGURE ,6 is a perspectiveview of a fragmentary/pore...
, While the various features of. this invention are herestantially flat roof and.,a method of making such cornbined flashing andrfascia'system, it is to be understood that the various features ofthis invention can be utilized singly or in any combination thereof to provide a combined flashing and fascia-system for all types of building structures and for other uses as desired. a 1
Therefore, this invention is not to be limited to only the embodiments illustrated in the drawings because the drawings are merely utilized to illustrate one of the wide variety of uses of this invention.
In the exemplary embodiment of this invention shown in, FIGURE 1 of the drawings, a combined flashing and fascia system-is provided for a building structureor building designated generally by the numeral and in which only the upper corner portion thereof is illustrated. Building 20 has vertical outside wall means such as a plurality of outside walls each designated by the numeral 21 and substantially flat composition roof means shown as a substantially flat roof 22 which in this example utilizes gravel thereon. The combined flashing and fascia system of this invention, as illustrated in FIGURE 1, is designated generally by-the numeral 23 and not only provides an improved fascia for the upper end portion of each Wall 21 and roof 22 but also provides an effective flashing therebetween.
- Fascia system 23 of this example of the invention comprises bracket means shown as an approximately T-shaped bracket 24 for supporting a roughly L-shaped elongated fascia means or member designated by the numeral 25. Bracket 24 and member 25 of this example are both preferably made of high strengthlightweight metal. Bracket 24 is adapted to be fastened along the top edge of vertical outside wall 21 and about the peripheral edge of roof 22 as will be described in detail subsequently.
Roof ,22 is a substantially horizontal flat roof having upwardly inclined peripheral surface means shown at 26 and preferably defined by separate wedge-shaped or tapered edgestrip means shown as an edge strip 27 suitably fastened in position around the periphery of such roof. Strip 27 is preferably made of wood, wood fiber, or a composition containing wood fiber, or the like, thus making it easy to install about the periphery of roof 22. Tapered strip 27 is preferably fastened to a suitable supporting member shown as a wooden nailer 30 fixed to the top of each vertical wall 21.
It has been found through construction experience that it is more'economical and eflicient to provide-a flat roof construction in which its upwardly inclined peripheral edge portion 26 is provided essentially by a construction made of wood, or the like, such as provided by member 27, which can be readily installed by a general carpenter. Also, it isa simple matter to provide the desired angle and arrangement of the inclined portion using inexpensive materials and then covering such inclined portion together with the remainder of the roof.
As shown particularly in FIGURES 1-3 of the drawings, bracket 24 has supporting plate means shown in this example as a substantially vertical plate 31 and 4... mounting flange .means shown as a mounting flange =3-2 which extends in a transverse manner from the inside surface of plate 31 toward roof 22, with bracket 24 in its installed position. Mounting flange 32 extends approximately from the mid-portionof' plate 24 andin this example extends noin'ialfio flat "outside surface fme'ans'or surface 33'ofplate31'." f i l I. f Mounting"fla1ig 32 s a plurality of opening means therein shown as a plurality'of spaced apart op en ings.34 adapted to receive suitablefastening means vtherethrough, shown in this example'as a plurality of screws each designated by the numeral 35. Thus, prior to installing wedgeshaped member 27 in p ositiori flange 32 is preferably installed on nailing strip 30 fixed to the toped'ge of vertical wall 21 as previously mentioned. The 'nailing str-ip 30 ispositioned insuch a manner that upon fastening flange 32 in position thereon using screws 35 the vertical outside face 33 of bracket-24 lies essentially in a vertical plane. Y I 3 Plate 31 has ,first fastening means shown. as anelongated slot 40 extending along top edge means or the top edge thereof, see FIGURE 3, and has projection means defining lower edge means or the lower edge thereof and such projection means is indicated generally by the numeral 41.-
Plate 31 comprising bracket 24 also has oppositely inclined inside surface means shown as surfaces 42 and 43 extending respectively from mounting flange 32 upwardly in the case of surface means 42 and downwardly in the case of surf-ace means 43. Inclined surfaces 42 and 43 are both inclined generally toward surface 33 of plate 31 to define outwardly tapering end portions for plate 31.
A plurality of spaced apart stabilizing means extend inwardly from inclined surfaces 42 and 43 and such stabilizing means are each designated by the numeral 44. Stabilizing means 44 are suitably dimensioned so that their terminal ends lie in a common plane parallel to the plane of surface 33. Once mounting flange 32 is fastened inposi tion on the top horizontal surface of nailing strip 30, the terminal ends of stabilizing means 44 assure that mounting surface 33 is held in a stabilized vertical plane against wall 21. 7,
Approximately L-shaped fascia means as well as straight or flat fascia means will be presented in this disclosure of the invention. The L-shaped fascia means or member 25, previously mentioned, will now be described in detail.
L shaped fascia member 25 has first and second leg means 45 and 46 extending from common junction means indicated at 50 to define a ninety degree angletherebetween. Leg means or leg 45 has hooking end means shown as a booking end 51 which hooks or opens generally toward leg 46 and thus toward wall 21 with member 25 in its installed position. Hooking end 51 cooperates with, hooks around, projection 41 of vertical plate 31 to fasten the lower end portion of L-shaped fascia member 25 to its associated bracket 24.
Leg 46 of L-shaped fascia member 25 has second fastening means or elongated fastening opening means shown as a plurality ofelongated openings'therein each designated by the numeral 52 and being approximately ellipticalinoutline. Each elliptical opening 52 in leg 46 cooperates with slot 40 in an associated bracket 24 to enable fastening L-shaped fascia member 25in position.
Thus, it is seen that each L-shaped fascia member 25 is easily and readily installed in position about thetop of associated vertical wall 21 and about the periphery of composition roof 22 by first fastening its hooking end means 51 about projection 41 of bracket 24 while member 25 is tilted outwardly in a manner as shown e'ssentially in FIGURE 3 of the drawings; The I -shape'd fascia m alber 25 is then moved toward vertical wall 21 so thatfit's leg 45 is positioned against surface 33 and'its elliptical openings 52 are aligned above elongated slots 40 of associated brackets 24. Suitable screw fastening means shown as a plurality of screws, each designated by the numeral 53, are used to fasten each member 25 in position.- I I Each screw 53 is sized so that it extends through "an associated elliptical opening 52 and has aself threading portion 54 which engages surface means shown as'a pair of vertical surfaces 55 defining the vertical sides of slot 40 to simultaneously cut its own receiving threads and fasten L-shaped fascia member 25 in position. I Thus, it is 'seen that leg 45 of. L-shaped fascia member 25 provides a fascia at the top of outside verticalwall 21 while leg 46 ofmember 25 extends between vertical wall 21 and composition roof 22to' providean improved flashing therebetween. It will be'not'ed especially from FIGURES-1 and 2 of the drawings that the terminal end means of'1eg 46 is positioned aboveoutwardly inclined peripheral portion 26 of roof 22 to provide the desired flashing yet without contacting such roof.
Leg 46 is arranged so that initially it extends substantially horizontally above roof 22 and particularly above the upwardly'inclined peripheral surface 26 of such roof.
means such as score means shown at 60 is suitably proso that its terminal end means or terminal tip62 is positioned immediately adjacent surface 26 with a minimum of space or having a minimum distance therebetween. FIGURE 2 shows the horizontal position of portion 61 prior to bending about score means 60 to the solid line position illustrated a The amount that portion 61 overlaps inclined portion 26 of roof 22 together with the inclination or slope of both portion 61 and portion 26 assure that an optimum flashing is provided yet without requiring contact against composition roof 22. Of course, it is understood that the overall-design of a building structure using a fiat roof is such that precipitation is quickly carried away without accumulation on such roof and the flashing design need only assure that wind-driven precipitation will not seep between the roof and outside wall means. This is generally carefully worked out in the design of inclined peripheral portion 26 and a technique for providing such inclined peripheral portion simply and inexpensively has been discussed above.
As illustratedparticularly in FIGURES 1 and 2 of the drawings; composition roof 22' generally comprises a .wooden supporting base, the inclined peripheral portion beingindicated by thenumeral 27, which supports several *layers of felt material 63 topped by a built-up moisture impervious roof section containing asphalt or the like .1
;or this invention avoids this problem because it is mounted generally in spaiced apart relationfrom the adjacent roof structure; In another embodiment of this invention to be .describedlater, a rubber-like membrane is used between the metal fascia means of this invention and an associated l'composition roof to provide optimum performance while still keeping the metal fascia means spaced apart from the :composition roof. In. some applications of the invention, it may be desirable to provide an improved. fascia" having an extended height. Generally themost troublesome problem in -pro yiding such an extended height fascia system using present devices is to. get the=components of the system in proper relation at the top of vertical outsidewall means after .6 building such extended height present systems upwardly fr'om'a lower position. 1 r A The improved fascia system'ofthis' ention provides a generally L-shaped fascia member ZSWhich is easily installed in position at the top ota-"vertical wall in a comparatively simple manner a'n'drnerelyworking while standing on'roof 22.'The fitting problemis comparatively nonexistan't once the top L-shapedmember 'is" installed fiI'StL TO provide an extension" for'the fascia thus provided straight or'flat fascia means "each 'des'ignated *by the numeral 66 is installed bene'ath'the L shap'ed'member 25'. Unique hooking end means is provided on flat fascia 66 to enableeasy fastening to member -25t--The detailed description of fascia 66 will be inadesubseciuentlyin connection with L-shaped fascia 25A; shown in FIGURE 4. A modification of the improved fascia system of this invention is illustrated in FIGURE 4' ofthe drawings. In such modification the components are either practically identical orsufiiciently similar to the components of FIG- URES-1 and 2 that such sufficiently similar-components will be given the same numeral designation as previously followed-by the 'letter designation Affland not described again. The major basically different components will be given a new numeral also followed by the letter A and described in 'detail. The main changes are provided in bracket 24A, which in addition to slightly shifting the position of mounting flange 32A downwardly along vertical plate 31A, a supporting tip 70A is provided extending inwardly toward outside wall 21 from the top edge of vertical plate 31A. Tip 70A extends downwardly at an inclined angle to ward roof 22 a short distance which is less than the length of leg 46A. Tip 70A has an angled portion 71A commencing from a line shown at 72A and'angled pon tion'71A supports portion 61A of leg 46A to keep tip 62A slightly spaced apart from roof 22 and preclude the possibility of rubbing and possible damage. 7
Flat or straight fascia 66 has hooking end means at opposite ends thereof. The upper hooking end is shown at 73 and faces or opens. outwardly toward outside surface means or generally flat or planar outside surface 74. The lower hooking end 75 thereof is practically identical to hooking end 51A of member 25A. Hooking-end 75 faces inwardly toward outside wall 21 with'fascia" 66 inits installed position. l
The hooking end means 73 and 75 are recessed or spacedirearwardly of surface 74.so that upon hooking flat fascia 66in position, surface. 74 is. esentially coplanar with the outside vertical surface of leg 45A as seen in the illustration of FIGUREW. I
Flat fascia 66 also has transversestabilizing. means shown as a stabilizing projection 76 extending from its inside. surface means 77 rearwardly toward outsidewall 21. Projection 76 is positioned a sufficilent'distance above its lower hooking end 75 so as not to interfere with the hooking of hooking end 73 of an additional fascia 66 in position on h'ookin'gend 75.
Fascia 66 is held by its upper hooking end 73 in the desired position. However, to provide a more firm fastening for the lower end portion of each fascia 66, a
plurality of opening means each designated-by the nu- ".meral 80 is provided therein. A plurality of. fasteners or position, then hooking end 73 is hooked around cooperating hooking end 51A to extend the vertical fascia downwardly on wall 21. If additional downward extension is desired additional straight or flat fascia members are easily intsalled by hooking end portion 73 of each member around lower hooking end 75 of the' previously installed member 66. Added stabilityis provided ,for each straight section 6 6 .through-the use of fastening screws .81. W In the example; of this invention illustrated in FIG- URE 7 of the drawings, ,the basic components shown in FIGURES land/Z and previously described are shown. Once again end portion ,61 is placed; immediately adjacent roof 22in slightly rspacedapart.relation therefrom. I-Iowever, in thisinstance rubber-like membrane means or membrane 83.-is.extended between end portion 61 of L- shaped member 25,,and roof 22. Membrane 83 has its opposite ends preferably fastened by sealing to end portion 61 and to inclined surface portion 26 of roof 22 to provide a complete seal between fascia member 25 and roof 22 yet in which member. 25 does not directly engage roof 22. v,-
Membrane .83 yieldingly moves in a stretching and relaxing manner ,to absorb differential expansion and contraction of fasciameans 23, and roof 22. One example of'rubber-like syntheticplastic material which has been used successfullyis sold under the name of Saraloy and is ..manufactured by/the ,Dow Chemical Company, Midland,Mich. v
7 -With the use of rubber-like membrane 83, it will be appreciated that the fascia system provided also serves as an effective gravel stop.
As seen in the drawings the outside surface of leg portion 45A and the outside surface 74 of flat-fascia member 66 have been described as lying in a common plane in their installed position. It will be appreciated that such outside surfaces are not perfectly fiat and may have small depth ridges, grooves, or the like therein. Also, it may be, desirable in some applications to color or emboss such outside surfaces for optimum aesthetic appeal or it may be desirable to provide colored tape means or thelike in such grooves.
The various brackets, 24 and 24A, fascia members 25, 25A and' 66 are all preferably made of metal. Light weight metals containing aluminum have been successfully used because of their optimum strength, ease of handling, and corrosion resistance.
It has been found more economical to provide such members by utilizing metal extrusion processes. Especially in the case of supporting brackets 24 and 24A, the various contours therein are easily and simply integrally provided by extruding such brackets through suitable cooperating die means and then cutting the elongated member thus defined to define the proper width bracket. r
Typical terms such as front, ,near, top, up-
wardly, downwardly, and the like have been used in this disclosure of the-invention for ease of description and to explain the exemplary embodiments of this invention as shown in the drawings and such typical terms should not be considered as limiting the scope of this invention in anywayn v, j
Thus, it is seen that an improved dual function flashing and fascia system has been provided which is of simpl andeconomical construction and which has features assuring composition roof means associated therewith is not damaged by such system even after extended use.
Further, this invention provides an improved method of makingsuch a-dual function system in an efficient manner While the form of the invention now preferred has been disclosed as required by statute, other forms may be used, allcoming within the scope of the claimed-subject matterwhich follows. 1 I a a What is claimed is: w
'1. A combined flashing andfascia system for a building" structure provided between'a top peripheral surface of an outside Wall and an associated substantially flat compositionroof having an upwardly inclined peripheral surface comprising, a bracket having a supporting plate and a mounting flange extending generally. transverserto said plate and mounting said bracket about the periphs' i a eral edge of said roof, said plate having first fastening meansv along its top edge and a downwardly extending projection defining its lower edge, elongated fascia means having afirst and a second leg extending from. a common junction to define a roughly L-shaped configuration, said first leg having a hooking end which hooks toward said second leg, and around said projection, said second leg being arranged substantially horizontally above said upwardly inclined peripheral surface and having second fastening means arranged immediately adjacentsaid come mon junction. andcooperating with said first fastening means to fasten said fascia means in position, said first fastening means comprising an elongated slotrextending along said top edge, said second fastening means com prising elongated opening means extending through said second leg, fastening screw means extending through an associated, opening means and into threaded engagement with surface means defining said slotto fasten said fascia means in position, and score means provided in said s cond leg and arranged substantially parallel to said junction, said score, means defining a terminal endportion of said second leg which is folded downwardly about said score means so its terminal end is positioned immediately adjacent said upwardly inclined peripheral surface to pro-v vide a minimum space therebetween, said first leg providing a fascia for said outside wall while said second leg extends between said outside wall, and said composition roof with said terminal end providing said minimum space therebetween to provide improved flashing therebetween yet assuring said roof is kept intact under all environmental conditions.
2. A combined flashing and fascia system for a building structure provided between a top peripheral surface of an outside wall and an associated substantially flat composition roof having an upwardly inclined peripheral surface comprising, a bracket having a supporting plate and a mounting flange extending generally transverse to said plate and mounting said bracket about the peripheral edge of said roof, said plate having first fastening means along its top edge and a downwardly extending projection defining its lower edge, elongated fascia means having a first and a second legextending from a common junction to define a roughly L-shaped configuration, said first leg having a hooking end which hooks toward said second leg and around said projection, said second leg being arranged substantially horizontally above said upwardly inclined peripheral surface and having second fastening means arranged immediately adjacent said common 'junction and cooperating With said first fastening means to fasten said fascia means imposition, said supporting plate ofsaid bracket comprises a flat outside surface adapted to receive said first leg thereagainst andhaving a pair. of inclined inside surfaces inclined in opposite directions from said transverse mounting flange to define said plate having outwardly tapering portions the terminal ends of which are positioned a substantial distanceaway from said outside wall and enable easier fastening of said fascia means to said bracket, a plurality of vertically spaced apartstabilizing means extending inwardly from saidinclined inside surfaces toward said outside wall so that the terminal ends of said stabilizing means are coplanar and abut against said outside wall to support said bracket so that. its 'flat outside surfaceextendsparallelrto said outside ,wall, said 'stabilizing. means being positioned to avoid interference with said hookingend of said first leg and score means provided in said second leg and arranged substantially parallel to said junction, said score means defining a terminal end portion of said second leg which is folded downwardly about said scoremeans so its'terminal end is positioned immediately adjacent said upwardly inclined peripheral surface to provide a minimum space therebetween, said first leg providing a'fascia for said outsidewall while saidsecond leg extends'between said outside wall and said composition roof..withsaidterminal end providing said minimum space therebetween to provide f9- improved flashing therebetween yet. assuring said roof is kept intact under all environmental conditions.
3. Thesystem"a s set'fo'rthin claim 12: in which said bracket has said supporting plate, mountingf'flange, and stabilizingmeansrforrned as an integral part thereof thereby "providing said bracket having maximum "structural integrity whilefusing'a minimumfarnount ,of s tructural materialtherefon l f 4. A combined flashing and fascia syste'mjfor'a buildingstructureprovidedb'etweena top peripheralsurface of an outsidewall and an associated substantially flat com position roof having an upwardly inclined peripheral sur face comprising, a bracket having a supportingplate' and amounting'flange extending generally transye'rseto said plate and mounting said bracket about the peripheral edge of said .roof, said plate having first fastening means along its top edge and'a downwardly extending projection defining its lower edge, elongated fascia means havinga first and a second leg extending from a common junction to define a roughly L-shaped configuration, said first leg havinga hooking end which hooks'toward said second leg and around said projection, said second leg being arranged substantially horizontally above said upwardly inclined peripheral surfaceand having second fastening means arranged immediately adjacent said common junction" and cooperating with said first fastening means to fasten said fascia means in position, score means provided in said second leg and arranged substantially parallel to said junction, said score means defining a terminal end portion of said second leg which is folded downwardly about said score means so its terminal end is positioned immediately adjacent said upwardly inclined peripheral surface to provide a minimumspace therebetween, said first leg providing a fascia forflsaid outside wall while said second leg extends between said outside wall-and said composition roof, andrubber-likemembrane means extending between and having its opposite ends fastened respectively to said upwardly inclined peripheral surface of said composition roof and to said terminal end portion of said second leg to thus-provide acomplete seal between said roof and said roughly L-shaped fasciameans, whereby differential expansion and contraction of said roof and fascia means due to temperature changesris absorbed by said rubber-like membrane means assuring said roof is kept apart from said fascia means to prevent damage thereto.
5. The system as set forth in claim 4 in which said rubber-like membrane means is made of a synthetic plastic material which is heat sealed to said fascia means along one end and to said composition roof along its opposite end yet which provides yielding stretching and contracting movements to permit said differential expansion and contraction.
6. A combined flashing and fascia system for a building structure provided between a top peripheral surface of an outside wall and an associated substantially fiat composition roof having an upwardly inclined peripheral surface comprising, a bracket mounted about the peripheral edge of said composition roof and having a substantially vertical supporting plate witha downwardly extending projection defining a lower edge of said plate, L-shaped fascia means having a first and a second leg extending from a common junction, said first leg providing a fascia for said outside wall and having a first hooking end which hooks toward said second leg and around said projection, said second leg extending between said wall and said roof while being kept spaced apart from said roof to provide improved flashing therebetween while assuring said roof is protected from rubbing and possible damage by said fascia means under all environmental conditions, generally flat fascia means having a second and a third hooking end at its opposite ends, said second hooking end facing outwardly toward an outside surface of said flat fascia means and hooking in position about said first hooking end to provide a downward extension seen for said first leg of said L-sliaped fascia means and said third hooking end being practically identical to said first hooking end and facing inwardly toward said outside wall, said second and third hooking" endsbeing spaced rearwardly of the outside surface of saidflat fascia means and with said flat-fascia means hooked in position beneath said L-shaped fascia means, the fascia provided for each generally planar surface of an associated o utside wall lies substantially *in one plane, said flat fascia means having transversestabilizing means extending inwardly from the inside surface'of said flat fascia means toward said outside wall, saidtransverse stabilizing means being positioned a suflicient distance above said thirdhooking end to enabl'e'easy hooking of additional flat fascia rneans in position therebeneath, and rubber-like membrance means extending between and having itsopposite ends sealed respectively to said upwardly inclined-peripheral surfaceof said composition roof and to said terminal end portion of said second leg to thus provide a complete seal between said roof and said roughly L-shaped fascia means," whereby differential expansion andcontraction of said roof and fascia means due to temperature changes is absorbed by said rubber-like'membrane means assuring said roof is kept apart from said fascia. means to prevent damage thereto and said outside wall may be provided with improved fascia means which is readily extended d'ownwardly using said flat fascia means. g
7. The system as set forth in claim 6 in which said second and third hooking ends and said transverse stabilizing means of said flat fascia means are formed as an integral part of said flat fascia means.
8. The system as set forth in claim 7 in which saidL- shaped and flat fascia means are each made of a metallic material with the detailed configuration of each being we formed by extrusion through associateddie means.
9. A method of making a combined flashing andfascia system for a building structure between a top peripheral surface of an outside wall and an associated'substantially flat composition roof having an upwardly inclined peripheral surface which is comprised of a separate tapered strip, said method comprising the'steps of, mounting a mounting flange of a bracket to the top-surface of said outside wall and about the peripheral edge of said roof using said mounting flange so'that plate of said bracket is arranged substantially vertically, said plate having first fastening means along its upper end portion and a downwardly extending projection defining its lower edge, attaching said strip against the top surface of said mounting flange so that it tapers toward said roof, fastening elongated L-shaped fascia means to said bracket, said L- shaped fascia means having a first and a second leg extending from common junction with said first leg having a hooking end which is hooked around said projection during said fastening step so that it hooks toward said second leg and said first leg defines a fascia for said outside wall, said second leg having second fastening means arranged immediately adjacent said common junction and adapted to cooperate with said first fastening means and said second leg having score means provided therein essentially parallel to said junction defining a terminal end portion of said second leg arranged outwardly of said score means, folding said terminal end portion downwardly about said score means so that the terminal end of said second leg is positioned immediately adjacent said inclined surface of said composition roof to provide minimum space therebetween, and fastening opposite ends of a rubber-like membrane means to said upwardly inclined peripheral surface of said composition roof and to said terminal end portion of said second leg to thus'provide a complete seal between said roof and said roughly L-shaped fascia means, whereby differential expansion and contraction of said roof and fascia means due to temperature changes is absorbed by said rubber-like membrane means assuring said roof is kept apart from said fascia means to prevent damage thereto.
10. A method of making a combined flashing and fascia system for a building structure between a top peripheral surface of an outside wall and an associated substantially fiat composition roof having an upwardly inclined peripheral surface which is comprised of a separate tapered strip, said method comprising the steps of, mounting a mounting flange of a bracket to the top surface of said outside wall and about the peripheral edge of said roof Using said mounting flange so that a plate of said bracket is arranged substantially vertically, said plate having first fastening means along its upper end portion and a downwardly extending projection defining its lower edge, attaching said strip against the top surface of said mounting flange so that it tapers toward said roof, fastening elongated L-shaped fascia means to said bracket, said L-shaped fascia means having a first and a second leg extending from a common junction with said first leg having a hooking end which is hooked around said projection during said fastening step so that it hooks toward said second leg and said first leg defines a fascia for said outside wall, said second leg having second fastening means arranged immediately adjacent said common junction and adapted to cooperate with said first fastening means and said second leg having score means provided therein essentially parallel to said junction defining a terminal end portion of said second leg arranged outwardly of said score means, folding said terminal end portion downwardly about said score means so that the terminal end of said second leg is positioned immediately adjacent said inclined surface of said composition roof to provide minimum space therebetween, said first fastening means comprising an elongated slot extending along a top edge of said upper end portion of said plate, said second fastening means comprises elongated opening means extending through said second leg, and said step of fastening said L-shaped fascia means in position comprises the steps of aligning said elongated opening means with said slot and extending fastening screw means through said opening means and into threaded engagement with surface means defining said slot whereby said fascia system is easily installed working solely from said flat composition roof.
11. The method as set forth in claim 9 comprising the further steps of, hooking a fiat fascia means in position beneath said L-shaped fascia means, said fiat fascia means having a generally planar outside surface and a second and a third hooking end at its opposite ends, said second hooking end facing outwardly towardsaid outside surface and said third hooking end being practically identical to said first'hooking end and facing in the opposite direction from said second hooking end, and said hooking step comprises hooking said second hooking end around said first hooking end so that said third hooking end is arranged therebeneath to receive additional flat fascia means, whereby'said outside wall is provided with improved fascia means which is readilyextended downwardly beneath said L-shaped fascia means using said fiat fascia means.
12. The method as set forth in claim 11 in which said flat fascia means has a plurality of openings adjacent a lower edge thereof and comprising the further step of extending a fastener through'an associated opening and in fastening engagement with said outside wall to provide improved stability for the lower edge of each flat fascia means.
13. The method as set forth in claim 9 in which said rubber-like membrane means is made of a heat-scalable plastic material and said step of fastening opposite ends of said membrane means comprises the step of heat sealing said opposite ends in position.
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FRANK L. ABBOTT, Primary Examiner.
P. C. PAW, Assistant Examiner.
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