Drip edge is another important and sometimes overlooked part of a roofing or re-roofing job. Even though manufacturers recommend it, and some require it for a valid warranty, some contractors do not include drip edge on their estimates.
Drip edge is metal strips applied along gutter lines, eaves, and some rakes. It stops water from getting under the shingles and damaging the deck plywood and protects the fascia. A properly applied drip edge will lengthen the life of the roof and further protect the home from water damage.
Drip edge is not expensive to include in a roof replacement project and the benefits greatly outway the cost.
Craig Gouker Roofing has been installing quality residential roofing in South & East Pittsburgh since 1991 and is the expert in shingle roof replacement.