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milbry18 04-20-2010 01:17 PM

Ice and water shield
I am replacing my roof in a few weeks. My roof pitch is about a 7/12. All of my quotes were to use Ice and water in the valley's but some suggested using ice and water around the guttered edges? is this necessary? thanks in advance!

oldognewtrick 04-20-2010 02:13 PM

Milbry, I do believe that PA follows the northern building codes and requires ice and water shield in valleys, 3 feet inside the perimeter walls, along the ridge and hip rafters if you have them also around chimneys and any penetrations of the roof deck. I wouldn't settle for any quotes that did not include this, it helps prevent ice damming problems.

kok328 04-20-2010 02:39 PM

I agree w/oldog. My particular experience was a real expensive because I had 3ft. soffits so I had to actually run 2-3 strips from fascia to meet the 3ft. inside perimeter requirements.

milbry18 04-21-2010 07:22 AM

olddog, in my area it is not a code to have Ice and water around guttered edges. I was just wondering if you would on a 7 pitch if you didnt' have to by codes? Thanks

handyguys 04-21-2010 09:14 AM

I'm in PA and I would. Code is a minimum. I like to do things better than minimum. Since you are doing a tear off anyway the incremental cost wont be that much more $$$ so why not?

milbry18 04-21-2010 10:48 AM

yeah i think the one guy said 60 dollars more to do Ice and Water around the guttered edges.

Billyd 07-10-2012 08:27 PM

National building codes require ice + water shield over all eaves extending 2 feet over heated areas of house.

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