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Old 09-01-2007, 08:35 AM   #1
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I am going to attempt to roof the top of my garage this weekend. I have done about 5 roofs but this is the first one by myself. I plan on taking off the old roof (there is only one layer) but I want to get down to the decking to replace a section that I know is bad. My question is: Can I do this without taking off the drip edge and rake edge and gutter (It is all still in good shape) and if I can, is it okay to put the I&W and felt paper on top of the drip and rake edges ?
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What part of the world are you in?

You can leave the drip edge, but know you are about to install a system that you shouldn't have to mess with for 20-25 years or better. Nail holding strength on drip edge is not getting better with age.

At eave in FL go over drip edge with felt or trowel roofing cement D-edge to felt is code. At Rake better practice is to D-edge over felt and trowel roof cement. I have my people cement twice once for the inspector and once to help hold the shingle edge down. (this helps rake edge in high winds)

Lots of peel & stick out there today. Much better than Felt if project is not real large, it can be affordable and worry free.

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How much is drip edge? $5 for a 10' section? Rip that old crap out and put in new, you'll be glad you did. Much less screwing around trying to save it and yes, you should put the felt under the drip at the rake edges from everything I've seen.

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about 3$,stick ice shield to fascia edge ,remove rake metal put felt then put it back over,or replace
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about 3$,stick ice shield to fascia edge ,remove rake metal put felt then put it back over,or replace
When I tried to remove drip edge I just nailed in, I ended up ripping out the nail hole, leaving the nail behind. For $3 a piece, why would you want to screw around with old?
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Take everything off the roof. Put new drip edge on the bottom edge, then I&W on top of that, then tarpaper the rest of the way up. On the rakes, put the drip edge on top of the felt. Some of the old-timers still put the drip edge on top of the I&W and that's wrong.
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I would use new drip edge ,on the bottoms,I USE 3X3 AT THE BOTTOM SO THE METAL GOES BEHIND ANY GUTTERING,then drip edge goes over at rake(side) eaves-if you have a box of weather watch ,it gives these instructions on the box-all my stuff is accurate w/the times

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