Rick Gregory
1/25/2015
For a standing seam metal roof with a 17:12 pitch, is a drip edge necessary or recommended? Since drip edges often have a 45 degree angle to the 'normal' pitch of 4 or 5:12, is adding a drip edge unnecessary, redundant, or counterproductive? Thanks.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
1/25/2015
I feel that a drip edge that the bottom ends of the panels lock over is best for standing seam.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
1/26/2015
+1 Drip edge is always preferred as a secondary capillary break.
Alan Ross
"Make sure its ©Watertight"
1/27/2015
Hi Rick, Do you have a pic of the house?
Rick Gregory
1/31/2015
Here's what the 17:12 roof looks like after the roofers finished this area. The horizontal 2x4s will support a gutter behind a 10" fascia. I'm not sure how the drip edge contacting the back of the gutter will work out. (Oh, the 'zag' in the roof line are the PV panels on a 4:12 pitch.)
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
2/2/2015
Why are there so many pieces at the one edge? Drip edge should empty into the gutter and not behind it.
Rick Gregory
2/10/2015
So many pieces? Only the roofer knows.... We had light rain yesterday and the water comes off the roof edge and falls to the center of the 2x4 supports. These supports are for a future gutter and seem to be in just the right spot. The drip edge is ignored by the water, at least during the time I stood in the drizzle!

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