How to Install Drip Edge on Shed Roof – Step by Step Guide

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Building a shed with waterproof feature for the inside part is already a common practice. However, it is possible to forget about the outside – which is actually important considering it has to fight against rain or snow.

The best method to prevent water to get into your shed is by installing drip edge. Read about the tutorial on how to install drip edge on shed roof below.

How to Install Drip Edge on Shed Roof

Regardless of material or profile of the shed, installing drip edge is a project that can be done even by a beginner in DIY activities. Here’s the guide for installing drip edge on existing roof and new roof.

How to Install Drip Edge on Shed Roof
  1. Start from the eaves to install the drip edge. Set the drip edge according so it will align to prevent running water into gutter. The tip that has flare or flange must face away from roof and point down.
  1. Next on how to install drip edge on shed roof is to secure the drip edge by using nails for roofing. The shingle should cover the nails, so set it high up on the drip edge. 12 inches is a typical distance between each nail and make sure that each of the drip edge overlap with another by one inch.
  1. To make sure of a proper fit, make a cut when you get to the corner where the eave meets rake edge. Set the drip edge over the rake edge and put a mark on a spot one inch further from where the drip edge starts to overhang.
  1. By using the second mark guide, cut the drip edge accordingly that the drip edge extension hangs by the edge by merely an inch. Cut the upmost part out by the first mark, then attempt to make the cut perpendicular so the square part can be left out.
  1. Install drip edge like usual and form corner by bending the flap. This corner will be completed when the drip edge is installed on the rakes.
  1. After the eaves have been covered by drip edge, lay out the underlayment so it is set under drip edge on rake area but above drip edge on eave area.
  1. Install out the drip edge on rake by using nail just like the prior method.
  1. Install drip edge on the rake over the top part of flap that left when you install at the eave part, on the area where the edge of eave and rake meet.

Now, you’re done with installation part, but how to finish the top edge of a shed roof? Even if the installation principle is similar, there are some differences. For example, you have to cut shingles in the final row to strip shape that will cover nails, then put sealant on the nails, and all over the top edges.

The guide on how to install drip edge on shed roof is great to make sure that your shed will stay dry. It’s also a cost-effective way to protect its structure and adds a nice touch to the building profile.