Neal Young
9/18/2013
Not sure whether this Topic goes better here or in installation... My design is 3/4" vertical battens with 1 1/2" horizontal battens with the hope of reducing energy bills. 26ga ribbed metal. If I placed the drip edge over the battens, counterbattens down to and overlap the fascia it seems I will be eliminating the airflow at the bottom. I was thinking airflow would move from bottom to top much like soffit/ridge ventialtion but the drip edge seems to defeat the purpose. Any advise?
Dick Bus
9/18/2013
You are correct if you place the drip edge against the fascia. Make sure the drip edge is long enough to over lap the fascia, leave an 1/2" gap between the fascia and drip edge. You might have to install a larger gutter to catch the rain.
Neal Young
9/18/2013
I love the 1/2" gap between fascia and drip edge tip! Thanks!! The vented drip edge products get very expensive. I like the idea and functionality of the vented drip edge but am not finding a product that is affordable...

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