Drip Edge is the 45 degree metal strip that is attached to the end of your roof and rests on your fascia board.
When installing gutters, the installer must cut each end of the metal drip edge and angle the drip edge upward in order to slide the seamless gutter under it. Once installed, the drip edge metal is no longer visible.
Again, this photo shows that the gutter gain, this photo shows that the gutter was not installed under the drip edge.
An improper installation allows water to be sucked back (capillary action) behind the fascia board causing the fascia to rot over time. Again, take a few moments of your valuable time and look at your gutters.
If you notice that your gutters look similar to these photos, we recommend you have them removed and installed properly. Replacing or repairing fascia is very costly, far more expensive than replacing your gutters.
installer carefully moves the "drip edge" away from
the strip of wood known as the"one by" so that the seamless
gutter can be installed directly behind the "drip edge,"
not below as shoddy companies will do telling you that it's not
necesary to install gutter directly behind the drip edge however
I urge you to read the information directly from the ROOFING EXPERTS,
unbiased stating gutters MUST BE INSTALLED DIRECTLY BEHIND THE
DRIP EDGE, NOT BELOW and to correct the problem, you will have
to remove all of your gutter and good luck in getting a shoddy
company to come back.
This photo depicts the quality of the work we do. The photo above showed the drip edge carefully moved away from the "one by" so that the seamless gutter can be installed DIRECTLY BEHIND THE DRIP EDGE and very close to the roof tile. The photo to the left is how your gutter should look if properly installed. Notice how you can no longer see the metal flashing. A proper installation will catch the heavy rain water coming off your roof.
Notice the craftmanship with this installation. Each miter is joined together as if it were a picture frame.
We are saddened by how many homes we see installed (past & present) by shoddy companies installing seamless gutter BELOW the drip edge. The end result, the homeowner suffers simply because improperly installed gutter will rot out your fascia over time. Remember, doing the job the right way without taking short cuts takes much more time and yes, it does cost more. Shoddy companies only concern is to take your money and run. On the other hand, WE NEVER ASK FOR A DEPOSIT AND WE GIVE YOU UP TO 2 MONTHS TO PAY. We want YOU, the home owner to enjoy the benefit before you pay for it.
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