Drip Edge Water Defense

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What is Drip Edge?

Drip edge is a narrow strip of noncorrosive, waterproof material that is used at the rakes and eaves of your roof to help manage dripping water.  As a standard, Big League Roofers uses a premium Drip Edge material with all of our shingled roofing installations.  This will ensure your roof and the supporting walls will stay protected from water runoff year round.

Drip edges have two key purposes:

1.) To direct water away from fascia: Due to cohesion, surface tension and other forces, water droplets tend to stick to one another and to the surfaces they are on, albeit slightly. A drip edge is designed to take advantage of those forces and, along with gravity, direct water away from the roof and into the gutter.

2.) Protect from wind-driven rain: When conditions are serious, the wind pushes water around on a roof. Shingles, along with underlayment and ice and water protector, keep wind-driven rain from harming the roof’s deck. However, on the edges, the drip edge must compete with the wind. Wind can easily push the water upwards before gravity pulls the water down. The drip edge needs to hang significantly off the edge of the roof and has two to four inches of lower flange to combat this. And, of course, without any drip edge at all, wind‐driven rain could compromise the roof.

Optimize Airflow In Your Attic

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VentSure® METAL SLANT BACK VENT

VentSure® Metal Slant Back Roof Vents have louvers to direct exhausted air upward, helping prevent shingle discoloration and offering excellent weather protection.

Reduce heat and moisture buildup that can lead to ice damming, roof deterioration and mold infestation. Helps air flow through the attic to manage temperature and moisture.

Products Benefits:

  • Allows outside air to flow naturally upward
    and out of attic.
  • Promotes a cooler, drier attic.
  • Helps prevent moisture from being trapped
    in insulation, structural wood, shingles and
    roof deck.
  • Helps prevent rotting, mildew, drywall
    damage, peeling paint and warped siding.
  • Helps increase the performance of
    your roof.
  • Works year-round for consistent ventilation
    without energy consumption.

VentSure® 4-Foot Strip Heat & Moisture Ridge Vent

VentSure® 4-Foot Strip Heat & Moisture Ridge Vents work with VentSure® InFlow® intake vents and/or under-eave soffit vents to help improve air flow through the attic. They are flexible enough to conform to virtually any roof slope, and their unique baffle design improves airflow by keeping leaves, pine needles or similar debris from impacting the performance of the vent.

Products Benefits:

  • Outstanding performance – net free vent area** of 20 sq. in. per lineal foot
  • Excellent versatility – patent-pending corrugated ridge design and alignment tabs allow for additional flexibility and strength to accommodate virtually any roof pitch, resulting in a strong uniform ridgeline
  • Roof durability – proper ventilation helps maximize the performance of the entire roof system
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Create a Water-Proof Barrier

Block water resulting from ice damming, wind-driven rains and normal water flow. A properly sealed roof helps prevent rot and mold.

ICE & WATER BARRIERS are designed to protect the roof where water tends to collect, including valleys, vents, chimneys and skylights.

UNDERLAYMENTS are the final line of defense between the home and the elements. Underlayment products help block water from the roof deck and out of the home to help prevent rot, mold, and water damage.

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Metal Flashing

Flashing is a metal material installed at joint openings, around chimneys, and any dormer windows or skylights to help prevent water intrusion. You may recognize flashing as metal stair steps alongside a chimney or side walls on a roof.

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