Is a drip edge recommended for a new roof?

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Old 05-14-15, 07:36 AM
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Is a drip edge recommended for a new roof?

We're getting bids to put on a new roof and getting conflicting info. Some say a drip edge is needed, others say not. From what I see, we currently do NOT have a drip edge on the eaves or rake (I posted a few photos below. Ignore the other pics posted in that area. Those were used for another post and are the reason why we're getting a new roof. There are two pics of the eave and one of the rake).

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If we're putting up a new roof, should we have them put up a drip edge as well?

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Andy
 
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IMO it's always best to have a drip edge! It helps keep moisture off of the fascia board and looks neater.
 
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Yes to drip edge. I have seen applications where no drip edge was used and shingles were very close to the edge of roof sheathing. Water runs off shingle and usually against fascia as marksr suggested.

IMO, not only install drip edge but make sure they hold it away from the fascia by at least 1/4" - 3/8". The little "kick out" that is bent into the bottom edge of the metal is designed to prevent water droplets from running down the fascia but most of them really are not bent out far enough to do a proper job of water diversion. Keeping the face edge held off the fascia will help create a better drip line.
 
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Anyone who doesn't want to use drip edge is a real hack. The only time drip edge is regularly omitted (so not unusual) is on a wood shingle roof, because traditionally the shingles usually hang over about 2" and wood trim provides the drip edge.
 
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Thanks for the replies. Drip edge it is!
 
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