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Olivia B 10-17-2012 06:28 PM

Gutter Guards / Gutter Apron
 
Poor roofing job done in Aug. Remove and replace end of this month. Can someone tell me the difference between gutter apron and gutter guards? Should I use both? Is one better than the other and if so why? Thanks

ParagonEx 10-17-2012 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Olivia B
Poor roofing job done in Aug. Remove and replace end of this month. Can someone tell me the difference between gutter apron and gutter guards? Should I use both? Is one better than the other and if so why? Thanks

Gutter apron is installed on the bottom edge of the roof. It is there to divert water from your roof into the gutter.

Gutter guards are used to keep leaves out of your gutters.

You NEED gutter apron, you don't need gutter guards.

Olivia B 10-18-2012 05:03 PM

What is drip edge?

rossfingal 10-18-2012 06:02 PM

"Drip edge" is another term for "gutter apron" -
as "paragon exteriors" says.
It's a metal transition between the roof surface and the fascia -
or into the gutter.
It can be aluminum, galvanized metal, copper.
It is also used as an edge up the gables on a roof - sloped areas.

rossfingal

kwikfishron 10-18-2012 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by rossfingal (Post 1033556)
It can be aluminum, galvanized metal, copper.

Don't forget Stainless Steel for those that can see the Sea. :)


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