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  1. #1
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    Default Drip edge Flashing

    Would someone please enlighten me on what is required on new roof application with drip edge flashing. I see where the 2015 code mandates them but I also see new construction without them. So what is it?

    Thanks for any help!

    Jim

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    Default Re: Drip edge Flashing

    If you see new construction without it, then I recommend that you inquire with your local AHJ about what they require. Around here, the different AHJ's adopt, modify, and/or ignore the IRC as they see fit.

    If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

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    Default Re: Drip edge Flashing

    Lon makes a valid point...

    However i would always mention in any report the lack of drip edge, in the Carolina's if your roof is not steep you can pretty much guaranty that you will have sheathing damage without it!

    Jeff Zehnder - Home Inspector, Raleigh, NC
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    Default Re: Drip edge Flashing

    It is fairly common here in TN to find homes with no drip edge installed. However, that doesn't make it right and I call it out in my reports.

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    It is fairly common here in TN to find homes with no drip edge installed. However, that doesn't make it right and I call it out in my reports.


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    Default Re: Drip edge Flashing

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Adams View Post
    It is fairly common here in TN to find homes with no drip edge installed. However, that doesn't make it right and I call it out in my reports.
    Does the code in your area specifically require drip edge flashing? Does the manufacturer specifically require drip edge flashing?

    If not, then 'not having drip edge flashing' is not "wrong" ... "PPP", yeah ... (Piss Poor Practice).

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Default Re: Drip edge Flashing

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Adams View Post
    It is fairly common here in TN to find homes with no drip edge installed. However, that doesn't make it right and I call it out in my reports.

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    It is fairly common here in TN to find homes with no drip edge installed. However, that doesn't make it right and I call it out in my reports.
    Depending on the TN town/city and their AHJ, it may be required and it may not be required. A simple call to the county/town/city AHJ would tell you real quick if it is or not required. All shingle mfg. recommend it but do not require drip edge flashing… I have a few jurisdictions around me that require it..

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    Default Re: Drip edge Flashing

    Refer to manufacturer's installation instructions, if there is no drip edge, it will void the roofing material warranty GAF require a certified installers in California who must be State Licensed Roofers' , I recommend that a state licensed roofer certify that the roof will last 2 years which is the FHA minimum requirement.

    A roof with no drip edge is a sure way for to end up with a dry rot decking.

    Fred Sweezer Sr.
    Certified Home Inspector
    1-562-234-2689

    Last edited by Fred Sweezer Sr; 11-15-2017 at 04:09 AM.

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