What is a Drip Edge?
A drip edge is flashing made of steel or other non-corrosive material that is placed along the eaves and rake edges at a 90º angle to let water runoff drop clear of fascia and into the gutters.
Typically you won’t hear of other definitions to describe a drip edge, but you might hear context clues. It isn’t a term that you frequently hear and isn’t necessarily intuitive of what it does.
Why it Matters
An essential function of a roof is to channel water away from the home. A drip edge is important because it connects to the gutters and helps ensure water is not able to leak into the house, or run down the side of the house and expose the foundation to excessive water damage.