For some reason, too many roofers leave off the drip edge. A drip edge flashing is a custom fabricated sheet metal lip. This metal keeps shingles up off the roof deck at right at the edges. The drip edge also extends shingles out over eaves. The flashing helps prevent water from getting behind the fascia board. Sometimes contractors tell homeowners that a drip edge is a waste of money. The thing is, these fabricated metal strips are incredibly inexpensive. They prevent the roof from rot at the fascia, the eaves and the rakes. How skipping over this safety net saves anyone money is questionable.
An absent drip edge flashing can lessen the long-term value of a home easy. A roof is an investment. Don’t risk it by skipping the metal drip edge. Drip edges should be installed to protect all the fascia and the entire roof. It’s also important to pay attention to the installation sequence of flashing and underlayment directions. Always install the sheet metal to comply with requirements, no matter how pointless your contractor might find the system.
Endureed provides clear instructions on the installation of a metal drip edge and a waterproofing underlayment. Protect the decking, the eaves, and the inside of your home from water damage by following the instructions.
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