5'5' flat top on Colonial house


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Old 03-15-17, 05:27 AM
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5'5' flat top on Colonial house

The top of my 1929 Colonial house is more or less shaped as a pyramid with with the top capped of with a 5'5' flat top.

This top I think acts as a vent, but I cannot research it without knowing what it is called.

It needs some TLC because the rubber roofing material which is stretched tight over the cap is coming a bit loose on two corners.

Any information would be helpful, thanks.
 
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Old 03-15-17, 05:44 AM
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Pretty hard to see what you are seeing. Pictures would help.
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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What is your question? Do you just want to know what that type of roof is called or do you have a roofing problem or question?

Depending on the size of the rest of your roof you may be best calling it a pyramid with a flat top. As the flat on top gets larger and the sloped sides become smaller I tend to call it a flat top hip roof.
 
 

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