New roof. Replace drip edge?

I am replacing my shingles and am not sure if I should just leave the old drip edge. It look perfectly fine to me and I don't really want to replace it if it isn't needed. Any reason for replacing it? It's painted metal and probably 12 years old.
Regards Mike
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are you tearing off the old shingles? you will likely tear up the drip edge in the process,, that stuff is only about a buck per 10 feet. probably easier to rip it off then try to be careful on the prep. JMO Rob
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longshot wrote:

Why would you tear it up? Nothing is fastened to it, or at least shouldn't be. I am currently doing my 4th re-roof (house, 2 sheds and garage) in 3 years and haven't had to replace a strip yet. If it is in good condition, leave it.
Harry K
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the ones going up the rakes don't have nails through the shingles?
Be cool, Longshot
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longshot wrote:

Yep, -through- not -to- and they pull easily without serious damage to the drip edge. Or do you install your rake edging on top of the shingles?? I did once on advice of a DIY book. Might be a good way to do it but looks like h***. If that is the case you are correct - it would be destroyed in removal.
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"longshot" wrote

Wow, a buck for 10'? Where are you at? It's upto $3.40 per 10', I never seen it for a buck, not even 20 years ago.
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On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 11:20:43 GMT, "Mike Mike"

If it is in good condition, there is no reason to replace it unless you just want to. You can get new drip edge that is already painted and it comes in a variety of colors, one of which will match either the new roof or your existing trim colors. Replace if you want, don't if you don't want. It is strictly up to you.
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