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Old 09-05-2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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Drip edge and gutters.

I had to replace fascia and gutters on my house.
In doing so I had to remove the drip edge as it was nailed to the fascia board.

So now i'm in the process of replacing the drip edge. Should I use a drip edge with a kick out like what was there before or should I just use a flat piece (gutter apron i think)?



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I would use gutter apron. It will hang down lower onto your fascia so that the rear lip of your gutter can tuck behind.


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I think gutter apron is mostly recommended on rooves with less of a pitch where gravity alone won't keep most of the water wicking back under the shingles, or where there isn't enough shingle overhang. It is not NECESSARY in alot of other cases but it never hurts, and is generally a better option. If drip edge is used instead of gutter apron extra care must be taken to make sure the gutter falls under the drip edge everywhere along its length. Even then, a few drops will still roll behind it and down the fascia. With gutter apron water coming down the shingles and slipping behind the gutter will never be a concern.

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So I shouldn't worry about capillary action on the gutter sides if I use a gutter apron style edge instead of a drip edge that cuts back in (D style?)

Use this on gutter side http://www.homedepot.com/p/Construct...9#.Uij72jakoeg ?
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:15 PM   #5
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D edge is used on gable ends, apron on eaves with gutters.
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