Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-07-2009, 03:31 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

need advice pinning down existing drip cap


The aluminum drip cap on the front of my house needs to be pinned down. There are not enough nails and the ones that are there are not driven down tight enough. Didn't really notice until I had seamless gutters installed. Gutter goes behind the drip edge and the brackets are then screwed through the face of the drip cap.When the mounting brackets were screwed in it caused the top of the drip cap to buckle up in spots. So I need to pin the drip cap down to the roof without removing or damaging the existing shingles. Any tips or tricks from you pros?
I'm also wondering if there is another way to attach the gutter brackets (maybe a different type) to avoid the drip cap? Thanks.

balaway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2009, 05:12 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

need advice pinning down existing drip cap


Which brackets were installed? Photo or link will help.
If the drip edge has been buckled due to the brackets, you won't be able to nail it down again due to the stress the brackets are applying to the metal.
Ron

Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2009, 05:15 PM   #3
Capra aegagrus
 
Tinstaafl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 22
Rewards Points: 10
Default

need advice pinning down existing drip cap


Not familiar with the term "drip cap." Are you referring to aluminum cladding which is "wrapped" onto the fascia?

If you mean drip edge, gutters should not be attached to that at all, nor are they normally forced up behind it. They're set below the lower edge, and under normal circumstances, water will literally drip from that edge (if not from the more pronounced one above) into the gutter.

As for adding nails to better secure the drip edge to the roof sheathing, you should be able to lift the lower edges of the shingles enough to do so without damaging them.
Tinstaafl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacement Aluminium Window - Reusing existing sill flashing? GrantJohnson Building & Construction 4 02-10-2010 10:27 AM
New Roof and Insulation over Existing Roof MitchellScott Roofing/Siding 1 05-03-2009 08:24 AM
Blending ceiling patch with existing sheet-rock (slight texture) gmhut Painting 3 07-29-2008 11:16 AM
Shingle Installation with F5S Standard Drip Edge ShortEdged Roofing/Siding 32 02-15-2008 02:10 PM
Drip Cap or Drip Rail joe3534 Roofing/Siding 7 09-18-2007 03:38 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.