A cant refers to a beveled or angled edge that is used to transition between different roof planes or to create a sloping surface. A cant may be used to create a decorative or architectural element on a roof, or to provide a smooth transition between different roofing materials or planes.
Cants are typically made from the same material as the surrounding roof, and may be installed using a variety of techniques depending on the specific design and installation requirements. They can be used to create a seamless transition between different roofing materials, such as from a flat roof to a sloping roof, or to provide a decorative accent to a roof’s design.
Cants can be used in a variety of roofing systems, including flat and low-slope roofs, as well as steep-slope roofs. They are often used in commercial roofing applications, but can also be used in residential roofing projects.
Proper installation of cants is essential for ensuring the longevity and performance of a roofing system. The size, shape, and orientation of the cant must be carefully planned and executed to ensure that it provides the desired function and aesthetic appearance. In addition, cants must be installed using appropriate fasteners and sealants to ensure that they remain securely in place and provide long-lasting protection against the elements.