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Old 09-25-2012, 09:03 AM   #1
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Had a relative help me build a storage shed in my backyard, but we didn't realize we couldn't get metal roofing anywhere in my area, so I ended up ordering it, and now I need to finish up the job by myself. It's not a big deal as the shed is only 7' x 11' size. But I know little about roofing, so I had a question.

The relative told me to install drip edge. However I am questioning that need, since I've read on Fabral's instruction sheet the following mention:

"To provide a drip edge, allow an overhang of 1 to 2 inches at the eave."

I plan on extending the roof a few inches in every direction past the rafters. Will that be enough or do I need to bother with the drip edge?

The roof simply slopes down as such (in case it matters in what I'm saying).
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Thoughts? Comments? Do I need a drip edge if I'm not planning on having the roof flush with the deck edges? Or SHOULD I have it flush with the deck edges? I'm not planning on putting any gutters, the runoff wil just dump into the backyard.

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"To provide a drip edge, allow an overhang of 1 to 2 inches at the eave.
I'm not a metal roof guy, but doesn't it say to allow an overhang of 1 to 2 inches to provide a drip edge?

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The drip edge will give it a more finish look and help prevent damage to the whatever is under the roofing to support it and the fashia.
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Are you putting a gutter on the shed? Seal off that fascia board and wrap or cap it and it will never rot out.
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Are you putting a gutter on the shed? Seal off that fascia board and wrap or cap it and it will never rot out.
Not planning to put a gutter, at least not at this point. So should I put drip edge around the perimeter of the roof our just on the eave?
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1.install drip edge on the eave, 2. install panels with 1 1/2" overhang on eave, flush to rakes and peak. 3. Install rake metal 4. install peak flashing.

That's the basics. The particulars depend on what type of metal you are using.
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1.install drip edge on the eave, 2. install panels with 1 1/2" overhang on eave, flush to rakes and peak. 3. Install rake metal 4. install peak flashing.

That's the basics. The particulars depend on what type of metal you are using.
So... what we ended up doing...

Installed drip edge all around the perimeter.
Installed panels with about 3" overhang on eave and peak (got 10 footers, so didn't have to cut them), and 1.5" on rakes.
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So... what we ended up doing...

Installed drip edge all around the perimeter.
Installed panels with about 3" overhang on eave and peak (got 10 footers, so didn't have to cut them), and 1.5" on rakes.
So you didn't put a roof on, you put a metal tarp over your shed. That's okay though, it will still keep the weather out, you just won't have the aesthetics is all. Am sure you are glad that one is off the list eh?
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So you didn't put a roof on, you put a metal tarp over your shed. That's okay though, it will still keep the weather out, you just won't have the aesthetics is all. Am sure you are glad that one is off the list eh?
Hah. I must admit, when I step out into the backyard, I see a shed with a metal roof on it. Guess to the professional roofer/builder it may look like what you said. To me, if it sits on top of a building and keeps rain and snow out, I'm calling it a "roof."

And yes, yes, sure am glad the shed is done, just in time for fall garage cleaning!

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