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how to install drip edge on metal roof

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Asked: 2019-12-04 00:10:48
We've got a metal roof on our property and I'd be interested in putting a drip edge on it. Any advice from you guys?


Answered: 2019-12-05 20:03:20

Some good answers here, I'll add my two cents to the pile as I used a different website from the ones above and if you, like me, need all the help you can get, then this one should be good. Href="https://www.thisoldhouse.com/more/installing-drip-edge" > description


Answered: 2019-12-04 06:38:10

You need a hammer, tin snips and stapler. You also need the drip edge, roofing felt, roofing nails, staples and ice and water shield. Now, install roof drip edge along the eaves, add underlayment, then place drip edge along the gable end. The best way is to install the roof drip edge only along the eaves first, then place ice-and-water barrier (in the snowbelt) or felt paper (underlayment) over the drip edge. This lets any water that gets on the roof run down the underlayment and over the drip edge. Once all the underlayment is applied, go back and place the roof drip edge flashing along the gable ends of the roof. Covering the ends of the ice-and-water barrier or felt paper with drip edge ensures that windblown rain that gets under the shingles will run over the underlayment, not on the sheathing. The drip edge also helps hold down the felt paper to keep it from blowing off before you install the shingles. Remember to get the corners cut on the gable and eave pieces so they mate properly before installing them. That’s how to get clean locking corners.


Answered: 2019-12-05 09:55:41

Good call, protects your gutters and stops them overflowing. Here in Seattle, that is a godsend, believe me. I don't know what we would do without them. Installing the drip edge is easy, but make sure you have a protective underlayment on it, and that goes down first.


Answered: 2019-12-05 07:56:56

This is one of the better instruction videos that I've found. I'm not an expert but I'm good with Youtube haha. Anyway, point is, it was enough for me to install my drip edge and I am no roofer, take it from me. href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_vrUT3w1A8" > description


Answered: 2019-12-04 22:39:30

There are quite a few steps to this process, so I'm just going to link you to a useful article rather than type them all out here (cos I'm feeling lazy today). Href="https://homeguides.sfgate.com/install-metal-roofing-edge-38049.html" > description

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