do you screw the drip edge to the flashing?


(Colorado)

drip edge flashing

drip edge flashing

We had new gutters installed. the installer screwed the existing drip edge to the the back of the gutters. I am still getting water coming down the back side of the gutters and onto my sidewalk. In the winter this creates a ice puddle.
How do I fix this problem?

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Aug 31, 2016
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by: Jim

Under normal circumstances, I would lift up the drip edge flashing and screw through the back of the gutter into the fascia. On some cases where ridged flashing is used, we must screw through the flashing and seal the screw heads. In either case, the back of the gutter must be installed behind the drip edge flashing. if your gutters were installed in this manor, the only other reason they could be leaking between the gutter and fascia is if they were not draining properly and the water level inside the gutter was high enough to leak between the gutter and fascia. Hope this helps.

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