Quick summary: Using Landmark shingles, Mountain Ridge hip & ridge caps, 4/12 pitch, plan to install gutter but no gutters now.
I am near the point where I can install some hip caps.
Hip cap question:
Can I overlap both sides of hip, like for ridges, for extra protection? Is there anything wrong with this approach? You have suggested to overlap one side and trim flush the other side.
How do you place the first hip cap?
If I place it to the end of the outside corner of the shingle overhang, there are “ears” sticking out. If I trim that flush to shingle overhang, it will not look good with the Certainteed Mountain Ridge cap (high profile cap with shingle folded under). If I pull back the first hip cap, there will be a short piece of hip that will not be covered by hip cap.