The wooden parts underneath your roof shingles are almost invisible to the eye. That’s why they often receive little attention from homeowners. However, these wood structures are typically prone to rot and water damage. Drip edges are responsible for protecting these areas, so make sure you have them installed.
In this article, residential and commercial roofing contractor Precision Roofing Inc. discusses the function and purpose of drip edges.
What Is a Drip Edge?
Drip edge is a molded metal strip, which is often made of industrial-grade galvanized steel or aluminum. It is nailed to the edges of the roof with overlapping pieces to ensure a water-tight installation.
If your roof doesn’t have drip edge, this can result in a number of problems such as curling shingles and a squishy roof along the edges. Ensure your roof has drip edge to avoid these issues and possibly an expensive roof replacement project.
What Is the Purpose of a Drip Edge?
Drip edges have two main functions: to divert water away from the fascia and to protect the roof’s deck from wind-driven rain. A drip edge usually directs water into the gutter. But if your home has no gutter, the drip edge will work to prevent water from reaching the fascia and soffit cavity. This simple function can save you from extensive damage to your home.
Precision Roofing Inc. is one of the leading roofing companies in the area. Rest assured, our trained and experienced staff will help you with your project from start to finish. Call us at (845) 307-0017 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in White Plains, NY, and the surrounding areas.