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Old 04-09-05, 01:28 PM
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Drip Seal

What is a drip seal? My homeowners insurance company just notified me that they will not renew my policy next year if this isn't corrected. I have no idea what a drip seal is!

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Old 04-09-05, 01:46 PM
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Could they mean a drip edge on the roof? That would make more sense, otherwise i have no clue.
 
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Old 04-09-05, 02:54 PM
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That's what I'm thinking. There are 3 spots that are rotting and I know it. They are a little strip the runs along the face (I believe that might be what its called) of the eave and bumps up against the bottom of the shingles.

The rest of the house is brick so it can't be around the windows or bottom of the house.

We were planning on fixing that this summer when we paint the house.

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Drip Seals

There are two things they may be talking about. Drip edge: It is a metal edging that comes out the bottom of your shingles and goes into the gutters, so water will not run down the side of your house. It is easy to check for this. 2nd: Drip edge: A piece of metal attached to the top of doors and windows, and sticks over the edge of them. When it rains, water runs out over the doors and windows and drips onto the ground, not onto the wood of the trim and siding. For some reason, both of these are left off of alot of homes. You can look and see which one is missing. Good Luck
 
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There is no metal, it is wood. There is a 1 1/2 x 1 inch strip of wood that runs around the roof under the shingle edge. There is no metal. The only metal I saw is around our picture window in the family room, but it is under the eave area.

The letter I received stated 'rotting' which is what places of the 1.5 x 1" strips are doing in spots.

I will call the inspectors number given in the letter from the insurance company to verify exactly what they are talking about. This strip that runs under the shingle edges seems to be the norm in this neighborhood (checked other houses lol).

We don't have gutters: that is also in our wish list of home improvements.

Here's a pic of what I'm calling the drip seal/edge. This is the worst of them and we were planning to replace these this spring/summer anyway and paint the house. http://www.kaybyrd.com/stuff/dripseal.gif

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Old 04-10-05, 12:53 PM
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Check at Home depot and lowes. Ask for a drip edge there to look at them. Some kind stick out about 1" when put on the roof. Could you take that old 1X1 1/2 down and slip the new metal drip edge under the roof shingle???? get a small piece of it and try it

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Old 04-10-05, 01:51 PM
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I will check at Lowe's at see what I need to get. It does appear that I can install it under the shingles. I just need to find out how it attaches to make sure that I can do this.

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Old 04-10-05, 02:32 PM
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Now its not the one that is just a 90o L like. What you want is more like a T part of the top of the T slids under the shingle. and you can put small nails in the leg of the T to hold it to the fascia board there. If what they have cant cover what you have any sheet metal shop can make up what you might need .

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Drip Seal

The correct name for what they call drip seal, is gutter apron. It comes in 10' sticks. You can slide it right up under your shingles and up against your fascia board. You attact it by nailing it down through your shingles with a shingle nail about 1/2" up the roof. Nail about every 12 to 18 inches. No leaking since this will be on overhang. When you put on your new gutters, this apron will go inside your gutters for roof drainage. Good Luck
 
 

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