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Polycarbonate corrugated roofing. Can I make my own ridge cap?

Polycarbonate corrugated roofing. Can I make my own ridge cap?

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Old 01-12-15, 12:34 PM
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Polycarbonate corrugated roofing. Can I make my own ridge cap?

I recently bought some clear polycarbonate roofing panels for my greenhouse. They did not have any ridge caps at Lowe's, but an employee told me i could make my own using part of one of the roofing panels. I didn't get any more details from him at the time. Has anyone ever done this before?
 
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Old 01-12-15, 12:45 PM
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You can cut a piece of the roofing lengthwise into strips whatever width you need. Then it can be run lengthwise down the ridge and can be bent over the ridge. It's not my favorite method because the troughs can hold water and accumulate dirt.
 
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Old 01-12-15, 12:56 PM
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I'd consider using a metal cap, IMO it wouldn't look odd since it would be an even strip along the top.
 
 

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