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Old 07-04-2008, 01:31 PM   #1
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Shingle Overhang on Drip Cap?

My house has been recently re-shingled. The New shingles are hanging about one and one half inches over the Drip Cap edge. Should they hang over that much? I thought they should be even with the edge. What is the proper way to leave it?


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Old 07-04-2008, 02:31 PM   #2
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Things are described differently all over.

A photo is best.

Please describe more what a drip cap edge is.


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Old 07-04-2008, 05:21 PM   #3
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Parkerfairfield: A Drip Cap Edge, is also called a Drip Rail, or just a Drip Cap. A L-shaped Galvanized metal piece located at the roof edge between the New Shingles and Facia Board, or Face Board on a house.
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Thats what I would call drip edge.
we leave a 3/4" overhang our selves, anything from even to 1" is the norm.
1 1/2" (in my opinion) is far to much overhang,
but it's most likely just a cosmetic issue, let your roofing contractor know you are dis-pleased with the look and ask if he/she can cut it back some.
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it's not just cosmetics with that much overhang. Won't be long before that overhang is sagging and, eventually, will break off leaving you with an ugly edge as well as the danger of water siphoning back up under your roofing. No roofer worth his salt would overhang more than one knuckle. Get it fixed as soon as possible or you will regret it.
Something so blatant like that would definitely make me wonder what other surprises are in store.

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Old 07-06-2008, 04:46 PM   #6
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They call that apron where i live. Now on my house it is perfect meaning no overhang. But they also took the time to use a bead of roofers sealent under those to get a good seal or contact. Let me be specific then ran a bead of the black sealent on the apron so the shingles would seal down nice and tight. This was on the eaves of my house. I personally don't like overhang for esthetic reasons. But that doesn't mean thats not acceptable.


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