Roof ridge apparatus for adjustable-pitch roof

  • US 5,826,380 A
  • Filed: 08/09/1996
  • Issued: 10/27/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/09/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. Apparatus for fastening and securing two halves of a roof along a ridge wherein the two roof halves may be of adjustable pitches, the apparatus comprising:

  • a first roof panel receiving member, said first roof panel receiving member further comprising three elongated and generally planar sides, said three sides further comprising planar and parallel upper and lower roof panel surface members, said upper and lower roof panel surface members being parallel with each other and spaced so as to snugly receive the upper and lower surfaces of a roof panel member, and a connecting base member, said base member joining said upper and lower roof panel surface members at an angle of less than ninety degrees with said lower roof panel surface member and slightly greater than ninety degrees with said upper roof panel surface member;

    a second roof panel receiving member, said second roof panel receiving member further comprising three generally planar sides, said three sides further comprising planar and parallel upper and lower roof panel surface members, said upper and lower roof panel surface members being parallel with each other and spaced so as to snugly receive the upper and lower surfaces of a roof panel member, and a connecting base member, said base member joining said upper and lower roof panel surface members at an angle of less than ninety degrees with said lower roof panel surface member and slightly greater than ninety degrees with said upper roof panel surface member;

    each said upper roof panel surface member including a roof top frame member extending therefrom;

    said first roof panel receiving member having an elongated arced rotational guide, said elongated arced rotational guide comprising exterior arced rotational flanges extending from beginning points and directions generally perpendicular to said base member and said lower roof panel surface member of said first roof panel receiving member, respectively and each said exterior arced rotational flanges of the elongated arced rotational guide having inner surfaces which arc through portions of the same circle; and

    said second roof panel receiving member having an elongated arced rotational guide, said elongated arced rotational guide comprising interior arced rotational flanges extending from beginning points and directions generally perpendicular to said base member and said lower roof panel surface member of said second roof panel receiving member, respectively and each said interior arced rotational flanges of the elongated arced rotational guide having outer surfaces which arc through portions of the same circle and with a circle which is congruent with the inner circular surfaces of said first roof panel receiving member so that said rotational guide of said second roof panel receiving member is slidable and rotatable within the rotational guide of said first roof panel receiving member.

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