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Old 10-13-2004, 06:52 PM   #1
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I need to install gutters along one side of my garage. However, when the garage was last shingled (before I moved in), the shingles were wrapped around the edge of the roof where the gutters would hang.

I believe I need to trim back the shingles to install the gutters. What is the best technique for this? Also, should I install flashing before the gutters go up, and how is that done?

I've installed gutters before, but I've never encountered shingles wrapped around the edge of the roof line.

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this is a peculiar way to provide a drip edge, wrapping it downward onto the fascia.

On a warm day, preferably, cut as straight as a line as you can, about 3/8" out from the roof deck, so it hangs out past the deck, then put in a galvanized dip edge and slip it up under the roofing material. You may also have to cement it in, unles you can get a small roofing nail through the metal into the deck, UNDER the roof underlayment, or "paper". depending on how brittle the comp shingles have become with age, it may be a hard job to do well.

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this is a peculiar way to provide a drip edge, wrapping it downward onto the fascia.

On a warm day, preferably, cut as straight as a line as you can, about 3/8" out from the roof deck, so it hangs out past the deck, then put in a galvanized dip edge and slip it up under the roofing material. You may also have to cement it in, unles you can get a small roofing nail through the metal into the deck, UNDER the roof underlayment, or "paper". depending on how brittle the comp shingles have become with age, it may be a hard job to do well.
Something tell me the op will not see the post you made, it's only 4 1/2 years old
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