Our Custom Decorative Roof Cap Tail Design/Fabrication Selection Page

 Updated 1 / 21 / 2011

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Roof Cap Edge Design Options
Basic Corners w/Straight Edges

1 bend w/straight safety-hem
3 Bend Raised Corners

3 bend
w/straight safety-hem

I commonly make these caps with just simple straight bottom edges (as shown above left), where we can bend a 1" safety-hem folded back under on that leading edge.  This adds to the cap's strength, safe installation, and less chance of deformation after installation.  The raised corner option simply gives the roof cap a more defined 3-D look, but it does add to the complexity of the design, fabrication time, more copper, and of course the cost. Our main goal is your satisfaction with the best balance of form, function, longevity and cost, so we do our best to offer as many options as possible.

3 Bend Raised & Spiked Corners

w/straight safety-hem

Deluxe 5 Bend Raised & Spiked Corners

w/straight safety-hem
Decorative Roof Cap Tail Design Options

Clearly the scallop and soft scallop tails have been the most popular tail design requested, but here below are several other options to choose from to add a dynamic flare.

Most of these tails displayed are made in between the corner bends, but we can also make them centered on the corner bend as well. We are also happy to recreate most any design or scroll work you desire.  Just let us know what you are looking for by sending us a diagram scanned in as a digital image of the cut you would like, or you can find our address on our Contact web page to snail-mail the diagram or photo over to us.

Most Popular Full Scallops Tails

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alf round w/safety-hem
Soft Scallops Tails

Quarter round w/safety-hem
Hexagon Tails
(made to match the shingle cut)

w/safety-hem
Inverted Full Scallop on 16 sided Cap

w/safety-hem
  Inverted Soft Scallop w/Raised Corners

w/safety-hem
Right Angle Diamond Tails

w/safety-hem
Right Angle Diamond w/Raised Corners

w/raised corners and safety-hem
Bullet Nose Tails
Standard Diamond Tails

w/safety-hem
Points Tails
Deluxe Points Tails
Dr. Bower Tails
Flames Tails w/Raised & Spiked Corners

Oak Leaf Tails

Jabusch Designed Flame Tail

Maple Leaf Tails

w/inverted soft scallop tails
3-D 2" wide Dangling Acorns

Hanging w/14 guage copper wire twisted

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Below are a few more tail designs to consider, showing you what sort of option you can have that may not be shown here

(Courtesy of our client named Cathrine Jabusch who makes custom stained glass windows to order and has done a lot of clay sculpture as well. Her artistic glass work ranges between $150 - $200 per sq ft. plus materials. She is located in Kelso, Washington. You can e-mail her by clicking on her name or you can call her at: 360-423-7862

Dragons Tail 1
Dragons Tail 2
Dragons Wing Tail
Fire Burst Tail
Rowan Leaf Tail
Scorpions Tail #1
  Scorpions Tail #2
 

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Cap tail diagrams

As an example of what can be done; the Flame Style shown to the right can also come in this alternative flame tail. I also had clients send me actual leafs to copy and enlarge for use as a pattern.

I'm happy to receive diagrams from clients of alternative designs they would like me to recreate in copper.  I normally do not charge extra, since I'm looking to add interesting designs to our web site for future clients to see.

Cap top diagrams

Here is a few diagrams of shapes that these caps could be formed as that is a lot more decorative and ornamental than roof caps that are just simply made to lay flat to the roofing.  These cap designs can still have as many sides to them as your roof, but we cannot do these curves as seamlessly, like we do with most roof caps shown.  It would need to be made in as many pieces as there are sides to your roof peak.

The cost varies due to size and complexity.  It normally ranges between $55 to $75 per square foot of copper sheet metal needed to do these curves.  This includes the cost of ground shipping in the continental USA.

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Helpful Roofing Information
For some valuable advice with regards to roofing and rain management issues check out our:

(a) Gutter Installation
(b) Gutter Debris Protection Options
(c) Roofing Quality Standards
(d) Chimney Flashing

(e) Moss Control & Treatment

web pages for answers and solutions that could save you thousands of $ and a great deal of anguish.

If you do find this information very helpful, feel free to send us a $ tip for the assistance we so freely have published on the web here for your benefit, like you might tip a waitress.  Heck, send us a gift certificate for a candle lit dinner for two.

 

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Better Business Bureau's
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for the year 1998

1999 Better Business Award

We were also a 1997 finalist for this same award. See our referral web page to see how we managed to be honored with this special award

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