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Old 09-28-13, 07:00 AM
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Hi All, not sure what the correct term is but I see a lot of short what I call a cricket on the roof over doorways to divert water from the front steps,my question is how are they installed and what product is used?

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I think you're talking about a drip edge or drip cap. Here's a youtube, but it's pretty specific as to the installation and it's on a replacement door unit. Might give you some basics though:

How to Install a Drip Cap to the Door Unit - YouTube
 
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Old 09-28-13, 07:10 AM
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Just reread your post. I'm thinking you mean mounting it at the roof edge to do the same function as the over-the-door in the video. Same principal, but probably a slightly different design to the material.
 
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Looks like "diverter" is a better term. Info:

Installing a Rain Diverter | Today's Homeowner
 
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Thanks, that will work ,the one's I have seen are like an inverted "V" over the. Door but this looks much easier.
 
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And if all else fails, a section of rain gutter (properly pitched) will work quite well too.

An inverted "V" over the door sounds more like a gabled overhang. Could do a cantilevered one, with sheathing and shingles, and without any vertical supports, if one wanted to put that amount of effort into it. That would be my choice in snow (and icicle) country.
 
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