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Old 01-05-2016, 11:19 AM   #1
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Ok I'm trying to get the folds right on the small rake trim for the gable ends.

We used to never bend them...

The one on the left is finished?!? And the one on the right is prepped but am I doing it wrong? It just doesn't look right to me. Anyone have any pics to compare and possible pointers?
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:24 AM   #2
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And some moderator please change the topic to small "rake"
Stupid auto correct...


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I don't think there is a "right" way. A wrong way would just be one that looks bad.


I don't think there is a way to fold it to make it look great. Neatly cut and folded, as you have is about what you can expect.
I don't do a ton with that type of trim, but I do the fold on the rake at a plumb angle.

Another way to close odd intersections (not just capping rake trim) is to cut a cover piece to fit from a scrap pan or sheet. leaving extra to fold tabs, the piece can be riveted or zip screwed in place.
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yea..i don't understand what your trying to cover,usually there would be a return peice on the eave that will cover the end..any pic of the gable?
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I ended up making a few more cuts here and there. It's just rake going over a gable end of a roof. It's at the bottom. I think I am going to take the two tabs I have and make the outside one about an inch longer and fold it back under crimping it to the underneath piece like a hem. I couldn't get the folded tabs to lay completely flat just folding them over one another. The jobs over. I'll have to get pics of the next one I do.


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I would love to see where these go. I was thinking on the rake of a building with a steel roof. Otherwise I can't think of any situation on house where these would go. Do all those bends get covered by an overlapping piece of eave trim?
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I would love to see where these go. I was thinking on the rake of a building with a steel roof. Otherwise I can't think of any situation on house where these would go. Do all those bends get covered by an overlapping piece of eave trim?

It's trim for the gable end of a house, steel roof. Ridge cap goes over it. It covers the drip edge gable ends. Exposed fasteners.


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For what you are trying to do the one on the left look as good as it can get IMO. Personally I don't like putting steel over shingle nor leaving the drip edge on. If I had to leave the shingles on for some reason I would get rid of the drip edge so I could use regular gable trim. Nicer look IMO .
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Ok I'm trying to get the folds right on the small rake trim for the gable ends.

We used to never bend them...

The one on the left is finished?!? And the one on the right is prepped but am I doing it wrong? It just doesn't look right to me. Anyone have any pics to compare and possible pointers?
Thanks!


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OK with the folds you have made there are two slight improvements you can make.

1. As I mentioned a fold the follows the plumb angle on the side that drops down the wall.

2. Don't don't cut off the small little angle. Instead leave a tab to fold. This tab will clean up the raw edge and look better. I can see if I have a piece of corner trim laying around and I could post a pic later.

I don't know where you get you supplies, but have you ever seen the Denver Rake Trim? It might be an option if available.
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Its to big of a profile for residential. Try one like this.

http://www.menards.com/main/building...75197415958741

On pole barns and sheds those don't get folded over they just get ran past. It looks cleaner.
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Its to big of a profile for residential. Try one like this.



http://www.menards.com/main/building...75197415958741



On pole barns and sheds those don't get folded over they just get ran past. It looks cleaner.

They call that here rake eve. What I'm using is smaller called small rake. They also have a large rake. It depends on gable size. If it's huge commercial I'll go large rake or rake eve. But small jobs and small gable ends I'll use small rake. It's proportionate to the structure.


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OK with the folds you have made there are two slight improvements you can make.



1. As I mentioned a fold the follows the plumb angle on the side that drops down the wall.



2. Don't don't cut off the small little angle. Instead leave a tab to fold. This tab will clean up the raw edge and look better. I can see if I have a piece of corner trim laying around and I could post a pic later.



I don't know where you get you supplies, but have you ever seen the Denver Rake Trim? It might be an option if available.

Right on! I would love to see a pick. I noticed aster I trimmed the corner edges I could have folded instead. I'll try to do that next time. Thanks!


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