Patent Number: 8,820,021

Title: Pre-assembled hip, ridge or rake shingle

Abstract: A hip, ridge or rake shingle is provided, in which a pair of substantially rigid panel portions are connected by a hinge portion, and wherein the shingle is pre-assembled, but can conform to a variety of different angles to accommodate different angular relationships between surfaces of a hip, ridge or rake of a roof. The substantially rigid panel portions are connected by a hinge and may or may not have a reinforcement member, and all of the panels, hinges and reinforcement members are of synthetic thermoplastic polymeric construction and are welded together by ultrasonic or vibratory welding techniques.

Inventors: Kalkanoglu; Husnu M. (Swarthmore, PA), Jacobs; Gregory F. (Oreland, PA), Shay; Erik F. (Exton, PA), Plache; Alexander H. (Wayne, PA)

Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation

International Classification: E04D 1/26 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018