making my own drip edges
I always use drip edge on my roofs both eaves and rakes but I'm getting so tired of fitting store bought drip edge on the eaves. There's always something! Angle's too steep for it to look right, gap between the fascia and start of the sheathing, etc. I think I'm just going to bend my own drip edge for the eaves from now on and then use store bought for the rakes.
My question is this. I've seen drip edges before that don't have that 1/4" extension at the top where the shingle lays on, just sort of a L bend with a kick out at the bottom. How important is the extension? Or should I take the extra time to bend the hem. What's the farthest you'd extend dimensional shingles past the drip edge without worrying about sagging. How about the ribs at the top of store bought drip edge, important? I always put my I&W under the drip edge and over the fascia.
Any opinions are appreciated. I wish I could count the number of times I've been up at 3 a.m. thinking about the finished details of tommorows roof:)
Edited 9/24/2009 2:40 am ET by ckorto
Edited 9/24/2009 2:42 am ET by ckorto