The roof drip edge is arguably one of the most important components of a roof. But why? Find out in SYL Roofing Supply’s latest blog post and learn how to get your drip edge installation supplied by the professionals. With locations in Tampa and Orlando, we supply quality roofing to homes and businesses throughout Central Florida. Put in your order today!
Helpful Hints For Your Drip Edge Installation
The purpose of a roof drip edge is to redirect water runoff from your roofing’s fascia board. The fascia is the straight board that runs along the side of the roof, on the lower edge. It is meant to support the lower edge of the bottom row of tiles. Without the drip edge installed, when it rains, water would run down the roof and then straight down the fascia. This is potentially hazardous for your roof’s lifespan, as it would likely lead to leaks and internal damage. Instead, with a drip edge, water is propelled past this board, ideally into a gutter, or at the very least further off the roof’s edge (when no gutter is installed).
Because of this function, the drip edge is an integral piece of your roof. Therefore, when getting it installed, there are a few factors you’ll want to keep in mind to better understand how it works and what a good roof drip edge should look like.
- Your drip edge is most optimal when the vertical lip is placed about 1/4 inch away from the fascia board itself, giving enough space between it and the water runoff.
- It should be installed between the roof sheathing layer and the membrane layer (the ice and water shield or roofing felt).
- If you have an ice and water shield membrane (which, in Florida, is not likely) or roofing felt, make sure that it is installed on top of the drip edge (though it does not have to extend all the way out to the very edge of the drip edge). Otherwise, if the drip edge is on top and the felt beneath, condensation and running water are more likely to get trapped beneath, causing the water to run down the fascia after all.
If you’re getting your roof done or installing for a client, you’ll need some high quality, structurally sound drip edge. SYL Roofing Supply has everything you need.
Supplying Central Florida With Quality Roofing
As one of the top roofing material suppliers in the Central Florida area, we at SYL Roofing Supply are proud to be the top wholesale distributor and retailer of roofing materials from Orlando to Tampa. We provide a wide array of high-quality products beyond metal drip edging, exceptional professional service, and competitive prices for our vast range of clients. From homeowners and building owners to architects and general contractors, we help each of our clients achieve their projects’ goals and protect their homes!
Protect your roof from costly water damage with a drip edge installation from SYL Roofing Supply. We supply contractors, homeowners, architects and more across Tampa and Orlando with metal drip edging that carries running water safely to the gutter. Learn about what supplies you need for your latest project or put in an order with us today: Call Now!