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DRIP EDGE: WHAT AND WHY?

Nov 25

A drip edge is an important roof component that homeowners often forget about. You might be asking, "What is the drip edge? "

WHAT IS A DRIP EDGE?

A drip edge is a thin sheet of metal (aluminum, galvanized steel, or copper) that attaches to the roof's edge.

A drip edge is a decorative element that homeowners use for utility purposes. You can see the metal strip around the perimeter of the shingle roof.

DRIP EDGE'S PURPOSE

Although it might seem easy, roofing with https://advosy.com/ is a complicated process that requires a lot of science.

Water has two distinct properties: adhesion, and cohesion. These properties are not discussed here.

This picture, although it might seem bizarre, shows water's adhesion and cohesion abilities.

Let's look at how a drip edge could help your home. A 2-inch overhang doesn't absorb all of the water from your roof shingles.

Water has strong adhesion qualities, so water can attach to the underside of the shingle and then climb up to your house.

Although it may seem hard to believe that water can flow upwards, it is possible. Instead of wrapping a towel around the tip, place a cup of water in the cup. Water seeps through the towel. This is how plants get water from the ground.

Without drip edges, water could get between your roof decking shingles and your roof decking. It could lead to a soiled roof deck.

DRIP EDGE TYLES

Many homeowners prefer to match the color of their home or roof with a specific type or color drip edge. I've mentioned "purely functional" before.

  • Drip Edge in Aluminum

This is the most popular alternative because of its antioxidizing qualities (it resists corrosion) and variety of color options.

  • Galvanized steel

Aluminum is a more affordable option.

  • Copper Drip Edge

To give your home a more luxurious appearance.

  • Aprons for the Gutters

Gutter aprons are a special drip edge that directs water into your gutter system. It does not allow it to leak behind the gutters, which can cause corrosion and rot.