Installing drip edge along the eves and rakes of the roof is the first step when roofing a house. Roofing drip edges are angled pieces of metal flashing that sit on the eve and rakes of the roof to direct water over the edge of the eve and down to the rain gutter or the ground. Drip edges protect the connection between the roof plane and the facia from water getting in and rotting at the edges.
In this article, you will find information about:
There are several types of drip edges. This is a description of a few of the types:
Roofing drip edge is installed in conjunction with the underlayment installation in the following sequence:
(There is a black ice shield used in place of the tar paper along the eves and a plastic type of tar paper used above that in this photo)
Drip edge is cut using tin snips. It is a very light gauge metal that is easily cut.
step 4 Nailing Drip Edge
Nail the drip edge on the top only. When the nails are installed on the top of the drip edge they are covered with roofing material which keeps water from running in around the nails and also makes the finished job look nicer. Never nail on the vertical face of the drip edge.
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