Roof penetrating closure structures and systems

  • US 8,438,798 B2
  • Filed: 03/08/2011
  • Issued: 05/14/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/02/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A roof adaptive system configured to be installed about an aperture in a sloping metal roof, such metal roof comprising a plurality of roof panels having lengths and widths, said roof panels being arranged side by side, edges of adjacent such roof panels meeting at elevated rib structure portions thereof, thereby to define elevated ribs, and panel flats being disposed between such ribs, said roof adaptive system comprising a rail and closure structure having a length, and being configured to be supported by adjacent ones of the elevated ribs and to extend about such aperture and to span the panel flat portion of a single such roof panel, which panel flat is between adjacent ones of such ribs, said rail and closure structure comprising(a) first and second rails, having lengths, and being configured to be mounted to respective first and second ones of such adjacent ribs on opposing sides of such single panel flat;

  • (b) an upper diverter configured to extend from said first rail to said second rail across an upper end of such aperture; and

    (c) a lower closure configured to extend from said first rail to said second rail across a lower end of such aperture.

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