What are Proper Drip Edges

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PROPER DRIP EDGES

The role of your roof’s drip edge is to direct water away from your roof and into your gutters. The drip edge can be found at the edge of the roof, right near the gutter. While it’s a small, subtly noticeable piece, it’s essential for keeping your roofing material dry and protected from the elements. Roofers in Bryan, Texas offer a variety of material types for drip edges—including copper which inhibits algae and moss from growing.

Additionally, drip edges can improve the look of your home. They help fill in lines and spacing, and since they come in many colors, they can add a pop of color to your home that is sure to stay vibrant over the course of its life.

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What criteria will a proper drip edge meet?

  1. EAVES APPLICATION
    A drip edge must be adhered directly to the deck of a roof if it’s to be installed along the eaves of the roof. In this case, underlayment will be added over the drip edge to finish the installation and complete the look.
  2. RAKE APPLICATION
    If the drip edge is going to be installed to a roof rake, the underlayment must be added beneath the drip edge. This assures the roof deck stays dry during storms.
  3. CORROSION RESISTANCE
    One feature that makes the drip edge so useful is its ability to resist corrosion. It doesn’t wear out or break down over time and stays visually appealing.
  4. STRONG ROOF ATTACHMENT
    In order to combat extreme weather and remain sturdy and strong, a proper drip edge should be able to be nailed to the roof deck.

Bryan, Texas roofers adhere to the city’s municipal code that determines the proper attachment of drip edges and their supporting underlayment. Following these standards allows the manufacturer warranty to remain applicable and ensures the roof’s longevity. If the building codes are not followed, the homeowner risks the roofing system not being covered by the manufacturer warranty.

Luckily for the homeowner, there are thousands of style options for the roof’s drip edge and all varieties will help limit maintenance and keep the roof visually appealing and functional for longer. In particular, copper drip edges can add curb appeal to your house. For questions regarding design and style of drip edges, please contact Schulte Roofing.

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