How To Install A Gutter Apron

Does gutter apron go over drip edge?

Installation. A gutter apron is built on the corners of the roof decking. It is installed under an attic’s shingles to direct water into the gutter. Meanwhile, a drip edge is connected to the trim and typically hangs straight past the gutter.

What is the difference between roof drip edge and gutter apron?

Similar to the gutter apron, a drip edge is an excellent option for filtering the water from the roof system safely into the gutter system. As opposed to the L-shaped gutter apron, the drip edge construction is T-shaped and includes non-corroding metals and polymers, while also being mostly galvanized.

Does gutter apron go over or under ice and water shield?

It should be installed behind the gutter and over the top of the fascia board, eliminating the gap between the fascia board and first roof board. When installed correctly, the ice and water shield will extend up the roof from the fascia board to a minimum of 2” past the exterior wall.

How much does it cost to install a gutter apron?

Type F—also called F style or gutter apron—costs approximately $3 to $10 per 10 linear feet, again, depending on your material. It has an extended drip edge with a longer leading edge. This style is typical when installing new drip edges over existing shingles or on rake edges.

How far should drip edge extend into gutter?

How far should a drip edge be from fascia? The lower edge of a roof should extend beyond the fascia board by about 3/4 inch so that runoff drains into the gutters.

Should there be a gap between drip edge and fascia?

A metal drip edge will help protect the sheathing under the roof, but if it’s installed too closely to the fascia board, it can still cause water to be drawn into the fascia. The best installation method is to leave a gap between the drip edge and the fascia board, about the width of a finger.

How is a gutter attached to a fascia board?

Gutters installed on an angled Fascia board should be installed as level as possible. This is done with the use of gutter wedges (sometimes called “gutter shims”). They are attached to the back of the gutter and are cut to the degree of the roof slope.