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nascar3

09:14AM | 02/22/00
Member Since: 02/21/00
2 lifetime posts
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We are having a new house built, and the builder has installed the roofing and gutters with no drip edge along the eaves. This leaves the roof sheathing exposed between the shingles and the gutter(though the shingles extend past the edge of the sheathing). Is this typical, or should I be looking to get him to install the drip edge?

Thanks!

Bill Stout

06:25PM | 03/20/00
Member Since: 01/17/00
24 lifetime posts
Absolutely a must!! I would recommend a 1"X2" "DL" drip edge. This should have been installed prior to the starter row (first row) of shingles. The "DL" actually protrudes about 1/2" beyond the decking. This eliminates the eventual drooping of the edge of the shingles. Without the dripedge, the rain will run back under the decking and behind the facia. This will cause wood rot and the paint on the facia to peel. They have to pull back the starter row in order to nail the drip edge. This should be installed on every edge of the roof, including the gable ends as well. Make the builder do it right or you will pay a pretty price later.
GOOD LUCK, Bill
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