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.
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.
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.
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.
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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