Drip Edge

  • Drip edge is a metal flashing that is installed at the edge of the roof to help direct the flow of water away from the fascia and to protect the underlying roofing components. Drip edge overhangs the sides of the roof and has a small metal flange that is bent away from the fascia. Drip edge should be installed 1.5” to 2” away from the edge of the fascia to ensure the water drips into the eavestrough.
  • Without a drip edge, water may end up beneath the shingles and may cause damage to various parts of the home. Though your home may not originally have had a drip edge installed, it is now required by most building codes across North America to protect homes from damage.
  • Gutter Dunn supplies and installs pre painted 28 gauge dripedge on existing shingles that are either too short or curled.