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Does ice guard go over or under drip edge?

Last Updated: 7th June, 2020

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The best way is to install the roof drip edge only along the eaves first, then place ice-and-water barrier (in the snowbelt) or felt paper (underlayment) over the drip edge. This lets any water that gets on the roof run down the underlayment and over the drip edge.

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In respect to this, does tar paper go over or under drip edge?

The drip edge should be over the paper at the eaves, and under along the rake. mroberson: Its a TRAP! Back in my construction days, I learned that you place the tar paper OVER the drip edge on the eaves so if moisture gets through the shingles, it does not get under the drip edge.

Furthermore, can you paint drip edge? Painting your drip edge does two chief things. First and foremost, when you paint and prime a drip edge, it's going to seal the drip edge itself against moisture damage. The primer will lay down a sealant foundation, while a water-resistant, exterior-approved paint will complement it, creating a waterproof barrier.

Besides, does Ice and Water Shield go over felt?

Many shingle guarantees require roofing felt because it makes the shingles last longer. Fourth, you need to put a drip edge on the remaining sloped sides of the roof, over the building paper and over the ice and water shield. Then you put on the shingles.

Where do you install drip edge?

Install roof drip edge along the eaves, add underlayment, then place drip edge along the gable end. The best way is to install the roof drip edge only along the eaves first, then place ice-and-water barrier (in the snowbelt) or felt paper (underlayment) over the drip edge.

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Ratiba Picco

Professional

Do I need drip edge with gutters?

If the home has no gutter, the drip edge will prevent the water from running down the fascia and onto or into the soffit cavity. Shingles, along with underlayments and ice and water protector, keep wind-driven rain from harming the roof's deck. However, on the edges, the drip edge must compete with the wind.

Mijail Sivaramakrishnan

Explainer

Why does water leak behind my gutters?

If water is dripping behind your gutter, it's probably because it was installed without any flashing over the back of the gutter. The gutter apron will prevent the dripping. A gutter apron is a bent piece of flashing that tucks up under the shingles and over the gutter. aluminum flashing.

Guanjun Vari

Explainer

How far should shingles overhang the drip edge?

The edge of the shingles should hang over a roof between an inch and an inch and a half — or between a half inch and three-quarters of an inch if drip edge flashing is installed. Too much overhang and the shingles could blow off in high winds; too little can allow water to seep into rake or fascia boards.

Achucha Cerviño

Explainer

Is roof drip edge required?

Code requires that the drip edge extend at least 2 inches onto the roof from the fascia board. This drip edge extends much farther.

Mariasol Issa

Pundit

Do you need drip edge with metal roofing?

A drip edge is a metal (usually aluminum) strip which extends beyond other parts of a roof and directs rainwater off the roof away from the fascia and into the gutter. This is important because a badly positioned drip edge—or no drip edge at all– can cause overflowing of gutters, over front or back.

Volodymyr Fisas

Pundit

How far up should ice and water shield go?

The minimum is typically 2 feet (24 inches or 0.60 m) above the vertical projection of the inside of the exterior wall. In colder regions, a good practice is to cover the first 3 feet (36 inches or 0.91 m) of roof over heated space with ice and water protector. All overhangs should also be covered.

Ahlam Jahontov

Pundit

Is felt paper a moisture barrier?

Asphalt felt (often called 15# and 30# roofing felt), Grade D paper, and some types of house wraps are common forms of moisture barriers. Kraft paper is a vapor retarder and is an air barrier if correctly installed, but it is not a moisture barrier.

Gurmit Uzel

Pundit

Do you nail down ice and water shield?

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Less than 50 degrees and you need to staple your ice shield like felt. It is normally not necessary to mechanically fasten (nail down) the ice shield in plus 50 tempratures.

Lahcene El Amraoui

Teacher

Should you use ice and water shield on my whole roof?

Should you get ice and water shield installed? You can (and should, in my opinion) insist on installing ice & water shielding throughout your entire roof, especially if you know your home is prone to ice dam leaks. Just be prepared for push-back from your roofer.

Bru Reuswich

Teacher

How much is a roll of ice and water shield?

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36 in. x 75 ft. (225 sq. ft.) Ice and Water Shield Roll Roofing Underlayment in Black 1000 sq. ft. FeltBuster Synthetic Roofing Underlayment Roll
$186.18 /roll $79.98 /roll
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Lide Kunzen

Teacher

Do you need ice and water shield under metal roofing?

Protects under all standard sloped roof coverings — GRACE ICE & WATER SHIELD® roofing underlayment protects under slate, tile, cedar shakes or metal, as well as under conventional asphalt shingles.

Coralie Erroi

Teacher

Does tar paper go over ice and water shield?

Ice and water shield is different from felt paper because it's a rubberized membrane that sticks to itself and the wood roof sheathing. It creates a waterproof barrier to standing water if installed correctly. Felt paper does not stick to anything.

Connor Vocking

Reviewer

Can you put ice and water shield over existing shingles?

Answer - Not in the handyman's opinion. An Ice & Water Shield is a rubberized strip that must be applied over bare sheathing; not only will it stick better on the bare sheathing, but it will present a more neat appearance. So, shingles should be removed three feet up from the eaves.

Conrad Rosenschein

Reviewer

What is ice guard?

Definition. A roofing ice guard is a thick, rubber membrane that is applied directly to the wooden deck of a roof prior to installing shingles but after installing the roof drip guard. It comes with a strong self-adhesive backing that is used for installation.

Leire Eichbaum

Reviewer

What color drip edge should I use?

The most common colors for drip edge are white and brown. However, some roofing companies can provide color match drip edge. The color is often chosen to match the shingles or the gutters to create a seamless look. The color can also be chosen to match the shutters or trim of the house and act as an accent color.

Liena Felisbela

Reviewer

Can you put drip edge on after shingles?

The drip edge is often replaced when new shingles are installed, but it can be replaced at any time. Asphalt roof shingles can become brittle in cold weather, so wait until a warm (but not hot) day to remove and replace eave stripping.

Ioulia Potenciano

Supporter

What color should Roof Flashing be?

The flashing will come in either white or brown. If your trim is either of these colors that is fine. If your trim is white and the flashing is brown you MUST paint the flashing white otherwise the fascia will look too narrow to support the roof.

Izhan Saquete

Supporter

Should you use drip edge touch fascia?

The drip edge should be installed over a piece of 1×2 furring strip so that it stands off from the fascia or rafter tails. If the drip edge is laid right up against the fascia or rafters, then because of surface tension, the water runs right up against the fascia and underneath the soffit.

Julija Recolons

Supporter

What is a drip edge?

Drip edge is a metal flashing that is installed at the edges of the roof to help control the flow of water away from the fascia and to protect the underlying roofing components. Drip edge overhangs the sides of the roof and has a small metal flange that is bent away from the fascia.