What are Proper Drip Edges?

Your roof’s drip edge serves two purposes: it directs water away from the roof and into your gutters. You will find the drip edge at the roof’s edge, near the gutter. Although it is a very small and barely noticeable part, it is essential to keep your roofing material dry. Old Time Roofing can provide drip edges made of various materials. Copper is able to stop algae and moss growth. Drip edges can enhance the appearance of your home. Drip edges can be used to fill in gaps and lines. They also come in many different colors so they will add an extra dimension to your home.

What criteria must a drip edge be able to meet?


If the drip edge is to be attached to the roof deck, it must adhere directly. To complete the look, an underlayment is added to the drip edge.


The drip edge must be attached to a roof rake. This ensures that the roof deck remains dry in storms.


The drip edge’s ability to resist corrosion is one of its most valuable features. It is durable and doesn’t deteriorate over time, so it remains visually appealing.


A drip edge is required to attach to the roof deck in order to withstand extreme weather conditions and to keep it strong and secure.

Old Time Roofing follows the municipal code of the city that specifies how drip edges should be attached and the supporting underlayment. These standards allow the warranty to be valid and will ensure the roof lasts a long time. The homeowner may risk the roof not being covered under the warranty if they do not follow the building codes.

There are many styles available for roof drip edges. This will allow homeowners to be creative and save money.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers the best roofers in Clearwater FL! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.

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