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Oct. 1, 1946.
2,408,557
G. H. HUNTINGTON
SHEET METAL ROOFING
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Filed Jan. _19, 1945
IN VEN TOR.
2,408,557
Patented Oct. 1, 1946
UNITED lsrßsl‘lïs PATENT orifice
Glen H. , Huntington, . Denver, Colo..
Application January 19, 1945', SjerìalQNo.v 573,519
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This invention relates to sheet metal roofing,
and has for its principal object the provision of
rooñng of this character in combination with eñi
cient attachment means which will allow the
or other attachment device.
The extremities of
the plate I3 are split so as to form three tabs at
each end. The two outer tabs at each' end, in
dicated at I5, are bent into alignment at right
angles to the plane of the plate. The third tab
roofing to be accurately and rapidly laid by in_ Ul at each' end, indicated at I5, is similarly bent
experienced help; which will eliminate the neces
so as to be in parallel spaced relation within the
sity for holes in the roofing; and which will allow
tabs I5.
lateral and longitudinal heat expansion of the
In applying the roofing, the strips II are laid
roofing without loosening the attachment and
on the sheathing I0 in parallel relation, as shown
without liability of leakage.
at the left of Fig.- 1. The plates I3 are then
Other objects and advantages reside in the de
placed over'the adjacent flanges I2 of the two
tail construction of the invention, which is de
adjacent strips so that the former will pass be
signed for simplicity, economy, and efliciency.
tween the tabs I5 and I6, as shown on the middle
These will become more apparent from the fol
joint of Fig. l. The plates are nailed in place b-y
lowing description.
In the following detailed description of the
invention, reference is had to the accompanying
drawing which forms a part hereof.
Like nu
merals refer to like parts in all views of the
drawing and throughout the description.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a fragmentary perspective view illus
trating the method of applying th'e improved
roofing;
means of suitable nails or other devices I1 pass
ing through the holes I4. The nails are driven
sufficiently far to bring the’plates I3 snugly
against the upper edges of the flanges I2.
It will be noted that the strips II are now
ñrmly held against the sheathing in accurate
spaced relation. They can, however, shift longi
tudinally by sliding between the tabs I5 and I6
to accommodate temperature changes. Trans
verse expansion and contraction is accommo
Fig. 2 is a detail perspective view illustrating 25
dated by flexure of the flanges I2.
one form of an improved attachment clip em
After the clips are in place, an inverted trough
ployed in combination with the improved roofing;
like cover I8'is forced downwardly over the com
Fig. 3 is a detail perspective View illustratinga
pleted joint. The sides of the trough have a
typical joint as employed-in’ the improved roof
normal separation less thanthe width of the
ing, with a seco-nd form of attachment clip;
y ; space between the plates, so that the trough must
Fig. 4 is a detail perspective View illustrating ` - be spread slightly before it can~be forced down
the second form of clip;
wardly over the clips. The cover is provided
Fig. 5 is a similar View illustrating the first
with upwardly turned edges I9, which will snap
formvof clip; and
under the tabs I5 when th'e cover reaches its
Fig. 6 is an enlarged section through a com
final position so as to firmly lock the latter in
pleted roof joint in which the first form of clip
place. The inherent resiliency in the cover
is employed.
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causes it to firmly engage the flanges I2 so as to
In the drawing, typical sheathing for support
form a weather type joint therebetween.
ing the roofing is indicated at IB. The improved
yIn Figs. 2, 5, and 6 an alternate form of at
roofing consists of elongated strips of sheet metal Lli)
tachment
clip is illustrated, comprising a plate
or other suitable material II, the longitudinal
20 having a central nail hole 2I and upwardly
edges of which are turned upwardly at right
turned ends 22. The ends terminate in down
angles to form edges flanges I2. The strips II
wardly turned extremities 23. The height of the
are secured in place on the sheathing Ill by
ends is slightly less than the height of the flanges
means of attachment clips of special design.
I2. This clip is placed in position similarly to
Two forms of clips are illustrated, both of y
the previously described clip by driving a nail 24
which’ function similarly and both of which com
through the hole 2| after the downwardly turned
prise metallic plates to benailed to the sheath
extremities 23 have engaged the flanges I2. ' The
ing Iû between the strips of rcoflngand having
nail isidriven completely into the sheathing I0 so
means for engaging and supporting the upturned 50 as to bring the plate 2i! snugly thereagainst.
flanges I2. One form of clip is illustrated at 20
The cover I8 snaps below the extremities 23 as
in Figs. 2, 5, and 6. A second form of lclip is
in th'e previous form. This form has an advan
illustrated in Figs. 1, 3, and14. ' The second form
of clip comprises a metallic plate I3 having a f
tage over the previous form in that the nail 24
can be driven completely vinto the sheathing IIJ
central hole I4 for receiving a nail, screw, or bolt, 55
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without damaging the ñanges I2. The upturned
ends 22 are joined to the plate by diagonal bends
25 which allow ñexing of the entire clip to ac
commodate expansion and contraction, as well as
irregularities in the sheathing I0.
While a speciñc form of the improvement has
been described and illustrated herein, it is de
sired to be understood that the same may be var
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ing hooked over the adjacent ñanged longitudi
nal edges of the strips, the height of said upward
ly turned portions being substantially equal to
the height of the flanged longitudinal edges of
the elongated strips
the plate may be
sheathing with its
flanged longitudinal
so that the mid-portion of
nailed snugly against the
extremities overlying the
edges of said strips, said
ied, within the scope of the appended claim, with
downwardly turned extremities terminating
out departing from the spirit of the invention.
10 above the surface of said strips; an inverted
Having thus described the invention, what is
trough-like cover member;4 downwardly turned
claimed and desired secured by Letters Patent is:
longitudinal sides on said cover member engaging
Means for forming a joint between elongated
the downwardly turned extremities on said
strips of sheet metal roofing of the type having
plate; and upwardly and inwardly turned edges
upwardly ñanged longitudinal edges and for se 15 on Sides positioned between the downwardly
curing said strips to supporting sheathing com
turned 'extremities of said plate and the surface
prising: a plate member having a central nail
of the strips to prevent upward movement of
hole; an upwardly turned portion on each end of
said trough-like cover.
said plate; a downwardly turned extremity on
each of said portions` said latter extremities be 20
GLEN H. HUNTINGTON.
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