Roof drip edges are one of those crucial parts of your roof that you don’t want to skimp on. But what exactly are these things? Quick answer: they’re metal flashing that’s installed at the edges of your roof (thus the name) that keep water from getting underneath your gutters and causing rot to your fascia board and roof decking. Nobody wants that.
So installing high-quality roof drip edges is critical, especially if you’re getting a roof replacement. But know this: some roofing contractors don’t include this in their estimate so that their estimates come in lower and beat the competition. If you get an estimate that’s super low, you might want to vet it with this fact in mind.
Our Angle on the Building Code
Here’s another crucial fact about roof drip edges: If you want your home and roof to be in compliance with your state’s requirements to pass a home inspection, you must have these babies.
Here’s an excerpt from the code, “A drip edge shall be provided at eaves and gables of shingle roofs.” It goes on to state that adjacent pieces of drip edge shall be overlapped a minimum of 2 inches and that it needs to extend a minimum of ¼ of an inch below roof decking and extend up a minimum of 2 inches. Also, underlayment must be installed over the drip edge along the eaves and under the underlayment on gables. You see how detailed this must be? So not only do you need these, but they must also be installed the right way. That’s why it’s so important to hire a roofing company you trust.
Giving You Our Best. Every Shingle Time.
Peak only uses the finest quality roofing materials. We promise to strive to always exceed your expectations by providing the best possible solution with the scope of your project. In fact, you’ll see that our work is, well, as right as rain. You also promise to do the job right the first time. Our superior workmanship and fair prices are second to none. No matter the size of your job, we’ve got you covered. That’s the Peak Promise.
Peak is all about giving you a good deal, one that’s reasonable, works within your budget, and is competitive with other North Texas roofing companies. We’re standing by, ready to help you with your every roofing need, whether it’s a new drip edge, retrofitting or upgrading your existing drip edge. Remember, no matter the issue, we’re just a phone call away.