Roof edge fascia system for securing a membrane in place

  • US 5,927,023 A
  • Filed: 11/25/1997
  • Issued: 07/27/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/26/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A roof fascia assembly for securing a membrane to a roof, said roof having a substantially flat horizontal upper surface and a downwardly extending vertical surface, the horizontal upper surface and the vertical surface intersecting each other to define a corner edge of the roof, said membrane being comprised of a substantially rubber sheet material having a first portion supported by the upper surface of the roof and a second portion of the membrane extending downwardly from the corner edge and being adjacent to the vertical surface of said roof, said roof fascia assembly comprising:

  • an elongated, rigid aluminum fascia base plate adapted to be secured to the downwardly extending vertical surface of the roof and adapted to clamp the membrane against the horizontal upper surface of the roof and against the downwardly extending vertical surface of the roof,said rigid aluminum fascia base plate including a generally horizontal planar portion and a generally vertical planar portion,said horizontal planar portion including a lower planar surface adapted for engaging the first portion of the membrane supported by the horizontal upper surface of the roof and adapted for holding the second portion of the membrane down against the upper surface of the roof;

    said generally vertical planar portion having a generally planar rearward surface adapted to be positioned in facing relation with respect to the downwardly extending vertical surface of the roof and adapted to secure the second portion of the membrane against the vertical surface of the roof;

    the rigid aluminum fascia base plate being characterized by the generally horizontal planar portion extending rearwardly from an upper end of the vertical planar portion so that the upper end of the vertical planar portion and the horizontal planar portion of the fascia base plate define a corner section adapted to fit snugly against the corner edge of the roof,said fascia base plate further including an upper flange extending upwardly and rearwardly from a rearward end of the horizontal planar portion, and said fascia base plate further including a lower flange extending downwardly and forwardly from a lower end of vertical planar portion;

    said fascia base plate further including a series of spaced apart slots oriented lengthwise along the length of the vertical planar portion of the fascia base plate and said roof fascia assembly including a set of screws adapted to extend through the slots for securing the fascia base plate to the downwardly extending vertical surface of the roof;

    the roof fascia assembly further including a cover plate for covering said rigid fascia, said cover plate including a generally vertical front portion for covering over the vertical planar portion of the fascia base plate and a rearwardly extending upper portion for covering over the horizontal planar portion of the fascia base plate, said front portion and upper portion being joined at a corner, said cover plate further including an upper lip adapted to be hooked over and engage said upper flange of said fascia base plate and further including a lower lip adapted to hook under and engage said lower flange of said fascia base plate,a spring clip for supporting the corner of the cover plate, said spring clip comprising a hook portion adapted to hook over the upwardly and rearwardly extending upper flange on the fascia base plate, and including a central portion which extends in an angled direction upwardly and forwardly away from the corner section of the fascia base plate and toward the inside corner of the cover plate;

    a layer of sealant adapted for placement between an underside of the rearwardly extending horizontal planar portion of the fascia base plate and the first portion of the membrane being supported by the horizontal upper surface of the roof,said vertical planar portion, horizontal planar portion, upper flange and lower flange of said rigid fascia base plate being comprised of a single piece of bended aluminum sheet metal, and,said front portion, upper portion, upper lip and lower lip of said cover plate being comprised of a second piece of bended sheet metal; and

    the hook portion and central portion of said spring clip being comprised of a third piece of bended sheet metal.

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