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How to Install a Roof Drip Edge

If you find yourself wondering how to install a roof drip edge to protect your roof against water damage, our professionals at Dream Home Roofers are here to help. If your current drip edge is damaged or missing, replacing it is crucial. You can also consider upgrading from your current drip edge to a low-maintenance option for enhanced durability. Our experts at Dream Home are here to provide steps you can follow for installing a roof drip edge to ensure effective water shedding and protection of the roof deck and fascia boards from water infiltration.

Steps for Installing a Roof Drip Edge

  1. Begin by removing any old drip edges. Gently lift the shingles to expose the drip edge underneath.
  2. Locate and remove the nails securing the old drip edge using a pry bar or hammer.
  3. Once the old drip edge is removed, install the new drip edges along the eaves first.
  4. Slide the drip edges beneath the felt underlayment and shingles, ensuring each piece overlaps the next by at least 1 inch.
  5. The drip edges should extend beyond the roof decking by 3/4 of an inch. Secure them in place with roofing nails.
  6. Trim off any excess material so the ends are flush with the roof.
  7. Apply roofing cement on top of the drip edge and press the shingles and underlayment onto the adhesive.
  8. After completing the eave edges, move on to the gable edges.
  9. Install the gable drip edges over the felt underlayment but beneath the shingles, overlapping each piece by at least 1 inch.
  10. Nail the gable drip edges in place, ensuring the overlapping edges align with the water flow direction.
  11. At the peak of the gable, cut one drip edge to be even with the roof, while extending the top piece on the other side by 1 inch or more beyond the roof and bending it over the first piece.
  12. At the bottom of the gable, position the gable drip edges over the eave drip edges for a seamless finish.

Why You Should Leave Roof Drip Edge Installation to the Pros

Roof maintenance is crucial for protecting your home from the elements, and one often overlooked but essential aspect is the installation of a roof drip edge. This small, often unseen component plays a big role in directing water away from your roof’s edges, preventing damage to the underlying structure and your home’s foundation. While it may seem like a simple task, learning how to install a roof drip edge requires precision and expertise that only professional local roofers like Dream Home Roofers can provide. Our experts provide trusted installation of roof drip edges using only quality materials, prioritizing safety, efficiency, and offering the best warranties for complete peace of mind.

Contact the Roofing Experts at Dream Home Today

Dream Home Roofers is a trusted name in the roofing industry, known for our expertise, professionalism, and commitment to customer satisfaction. When wondering how to install a roof drip edge, don’t take chances with DIY roof projects. Contact us online today for a free consultation and let our experts handle your roof drip edge installation needs.

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