Drip Edge at Eaves with Gutters


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Old 11-08-20, 08:53 AM
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Drip Edge at Eaves with Gutters

I have searched the internet and get conflicting information. I'm using Type C drip edge. The drip edge drops down nearly 2" over the fascia. I have 2 questions.

1. Should the drip edge be protruding slightly away from the fascia (nothing touching the fascia)?
2. Is it okay for the back of my gutters to slide behind the drip edge? I only have 5" of fascia to work with since the drip edge drops nearly 2".

I'm going with 6" gutters for replacements. Maybe 5" is plenty of room? I have not yet purchased the gutters, so I don't know how it will look/fit when I try to install.
 
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Old 11-08-20, 10:21 AM
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Moderate contact to 1/8" gap is okay anywhere gutters will not be hung. If gutters will be hung, you need a 1/8" gap. Yes, gutters always slide behind the drip edge. If you put 6" gutter on a 5" fascia, the gutter will hang below the fascia. Unless your house and roof area is enormous, I'd recommend you stick with 5" gutter.
 
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Old 11-10-20, 12:48 PM
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Thank your for the response.
 
 

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