Dallas, TX / February 1, 2019 / -- Roofing contractors, at R2 Roof Guys, are dedicated to doing everything they can to protect the roof and homes of their clients. That entails installing the right materials to keep roofs from leaking and causing water damage to the homes under them. One type of material that helps protect Texas homeowners’ abodes is a drip edge. Here are some facts about what they are and how they work to ensure the long life of roofs and homes.
What is a Drip Edge?
A drip edge is a piece of metal called a flange that is installed along the edge of a roof, under the first row of shingles. It helps support shingles, so they don’t end up curling down over the edge of the roof as time goes on. Without drip edges, shingles can become cracked over time which may allow water to seep down behind the eavestrough. When that happens, water can potentially get into the home, causing damage, or it can cause the underlying roof deck to be rotted and weak.
Benefits of a Drip Edge
Drip edges are important because they protect your roof from moisture that can work its way underneath the edges of the structure. They also protect roofs from snow, ice, and wind-driven rain that can otherwise seep into openings or weakened spots of the roof.
Installing Drip Edge
There are different ways that drip edges can be installed. Depending on the location of your home, most contractors opt to install a drip edge along with an ice and water shield, ensuring that your roof stays watertight. If you are having a new roof installed, it’s important that you talk to your roof contractor to make sure that you are getting the proper drip edge installed.
Call R2 Roof Guys with All Your Roofing Needs
Protecting your home from water damage and doing everything you can to lengthen the lifetime of your roof means that you need to have quality materials installed and the expertise of experienced roofing contractors to perform the installation.
At R2 Roof Guys, we have the experience to find and repair problem areas with your roof and to install new roofing to your specifications. If you have noticed a problem with your roof or you would like a roof inspection, contact us today at 214-238-9321 for an appointment.
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