In 2014, the State of Georgia enacted a building code in the Georgia State Minimum Standards Residential Code that states that all buildings must have a drip edge. Most other states do not require this code, and many roofing contractors believe that if a home’s shingles extend far enough over the gutter, then installing a drip edge is not necessary. The state of Georgia deems a drip edge necessary due to the amount of rainfall the state gets every year and to ensure that its residents are safe with a sturdy roof. It is a simple and affordable one-time installation that will help to prevent your roof from leaks and damage.
Here are some benefits of a drip edge
- Prevents water from seeping into the gap or crack between the decking and fascia.
- Prevents roof rot
- Prevents insulation damage
- Prevents mold growth
- Prevents home flooding from water flowing backwards down the roof behind the gutters
- Prevents roof deterioration
- Prevents shingle damage
- Provides additional support to shingles
- Blocks wind from blowing rain or pooled water into the cracks
- Keeps out vermin and insects
- Helps move water into your gutters to be drained out into the ground
- Prevents rotten fascia and soffit from happening as often
- Stay up to Georgia’s housing codes and standards
- Snow and rain will trickle down your roof instead of sitting stagnant or getting blown backwards in between the gaps of the decking