Drip edge nailing problem

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Old 04-17-19, 06:59 AM
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Drip edge nailing problem

I am going to be putting a new roof on my house and have an issue. I was just wondering what someone would do in this situation. The attached diagram is what is currently on my house and shows all of the components and they are to scale, with maybe the exception of the nail. This problem, in case it isnít obvious, is that the drip edge has no place to nail or screw to. It would be in the gap between the fascia and the roof sheathing. So how do you fix this, with these limitations; the drip edge indicated in the diagram has to be used. I cannot get anything else. It's a steel shingle system and this is the starter that has to be used. And the fascia and soffit has to remain as is. The sheathing cannot be redone.
 
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Old 04-17-19, 07:19 AM
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With those restrictions it sounds like you need a magic wand. Just wave your hand and Presto!

The only thing you can do is rip a piece on a table saw and put it on top of your 1x4 subfascia. Or lay some sheet metal over the sheathing to stiffen that edge up and use longer nails.
 
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How about longer nails for the drip edge piece?
 
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Old 04-17-19, 09:26 AM
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yeah I bought one of those magic wands at Home Depot. Friggin' thing don't work.
 
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Old 04-17-19, 09:37 AM
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Might cost some extra but have some stock bent up so that you get more material on the sheeting to bridge the gap.
 
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Old 04-17-19, 11:16 AM
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Just curious.....

Drawn to scale.... the red piece labeled drip edge.... why is the red hook pointed away from the roof ?
 
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Old 04-17-19, 11:25 AM
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that hook on the drip edge is where the leading edge of the first shingle hooks onto.
 
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Old 04-17-19, 11:37 AM
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Makes perfect sense.... thanks.
 
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