In this video, I unbox and demonstrate using a WEN Roofing Nailer to install a drip edge on the roof of a shed that I’m in the process of finishing. I purchased the WEN Roofing Nailer so I could complete my shed roof in U Do It style.
WEN Roofing Nailer
The WEN Roofing Nailer is shipped with a carrying case, goggles, an oiler, and the necessary hex keys to make adjustments as required. I’m using Grip Right 1 1/4″ coil roofing nails that are 11 gauge, which is compatible with this nailer. I originally purchased these nails for building my original shed at our last property. That shed is a 12 x 16-foot shed with a gambrel roof that stands 16 feet tall.
Drip Edge Installation
The purpose of a drip edge on a roof is to provide a way to divert water away from the roof line. Otherwise, water would make its way back under the shingles and underlayment. There are differing opinions about the order of ice and water shield, underlayment, and drip edge. The order is sometimes determined by the construction code in a particular region based on predominant weather conditions.
For our area in New Jersey, we receive an average of 20+ inches of snow a year. I’m applying the drip edge first then the underlayment along the roof edge. Along the rake edge, underlayment is installed first followed by the drip edge. I chose not to install ice and water shield.
The fascia will be installed under the drip edge. Therefore, it is important to leave a small gap under the drip edge. If a gutter were installed, it would also be installed under the same drip edge along the edge of the roof.
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Do It Yourself Build a Shed Series
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