Can I install a drip edge on this roof myself?


Old 01-25-11, 04:37 PM
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Can I install a drip edge on this roof myself?

We're having to repaint some weathered fascia. I've bought the sander and am ready to paint, but my dad said that unless we get a drip edge installed here, it will just happen again. But everything I see online about installing drip edges seem to be geared toward shingle roofs.

Looking at the picture, does it look possible for us to install a drip edge ourselves? Or do the tiles need to be completely removed, a bigger job than we can do?

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Any other suggestions about preventing weathering?
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Old 01-26-11, 03:35 AM
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In order to do it properly you have to remove the first row of tile and get the drip edge under the mop down. Cant say I ever seen a tile roof without drip edge........ somethings not right . I have seen some tile layed directly over 30# felt and if that is the case here you dont want to tamper with the tile because you will more than likely create a bunch of leaks moving the tiles around. I would prime and paint the wood and just give a fresh coat every couple years. That fascia had to take many years to peal like that.
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Using an oil base exterior wood primer followed by 2 coats of a quality exterior latex paint [preferably one with a sheen] should give the longest lasting wear.

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