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Installing Drip Edge on Utility Shed - Repainting Utility Shed

Installing Drip Edge on Utility Shed - Repainting Utility Shed

The cost of buying a new utility shed along with installation can easily run about $5,000.00 or so. When this shed needed some roofing repairs and painting, the owner didn't hesitate to put $800-900 into it (which encompasses roofing repairs at an earlier date and this job). The owner is also the owner of the garage to home office conversion found at other pages on this same site. No longer having as much storage space in the garage, you can easily see why the shed's value has increased significantly to him. Here's a picture of the shed after powerwashing - which makes it look worse than it actually was. This shed has cedar siding and probably hadn't seen more than two coats of paint in its lifetime to date. It was long overdue for some Newkirk tender love and care.

installing drip edge on a shed


Installing Drip Edge on Utility Shed - Repainting Utility Shed

Here's a picture of the shed after all was said and done. The cedar siding soaked up almost three gallons of paint but now it's ready for a rough winter or, for that matter, several rough winters. There are still plans to add storage on the top level by putting down some plywood over the rafters.

installing drip edge on a shed


Installing Drip Edge on Utility Shed - Repainting Utility Shed

Here's a shot of the side after powerwashing. We powerwashed it at a low setting to avoid stripping off any of the cedar itself from the siding panels.

installing drip edge on a shed


Installing Drip Edge on Utility Shed - Repainting Utility Shed

Here's a finished shot of the right side of the utility shed. The client chose a grey with a hint of blue and we hit the trim with white. You can see the roofing repairs from a previous fix, and if you look closely you can make out the drip edge under the last row of shingles.

installing drip edge on a shed


Installing Drip Edge on Utility Shed - Repainting Utility Shed

Here's a before shot of the left side of the utility shed and an explanation of why we added the drip edge to the shed. You'll see that the client had attached an old piece of wood to the side of the shed. Over time, water running off the roof of the shed had soaked into the wood boards directly below the shingles. This softened up the wood which started rotting. Some red squirrels found the shed to be a great place to set up shop especially since the soft wood was so easy to chew through. The old 2x4 was attached in an effort to cover up a couple squirrel holes and try to keep them out. This really didn't stop them because once they've made their home, they'll fight like hell to keep it. In the end, an animal removal company was called to rid the shed of squirrels. A drip edge would have helped prevent those boards from rotting and perhaps kept the squirrels out as well.

installing drip edge on a shed


Replacing Facia Board - Installing Drip Edge under Existing Shingles

Here we have a photograph of the new facia board. We were able to save money by installing the facia board in two sections with the butt joint split over a rafter tail. Before installing the board itself, we primed both back and front with a good exterior primer. The finish coat was a 25 year exterior warrantied paint provided by Sherwin Williams called Duration Exterior Latex.

installing drip edge on a shed


Installing Drip Edge on Utility Shed

When nailing the drip edge in place, the placement of the nails is important. Make sure the nails are underneath the center section of a shingle and nailing as far away from the outer edge as possible. Make sure the nails are going into solid wood. The shingles also need to be hanging over the drip edge at least a quarter of an inch if possible to allow the rain to flow properly over the edge.

installing drip edge on a shed


Installing Drip Edge on Utility Shed

If the drip edge requires more than one piece overlap with a factory edge on top of the previously installed piece of drip edge. The overlap should be at least two inches making it easier to lock the pieces together.

installing drip edge on a shed


Installing Drip Edge on Utility Shed

Here's a photo of the finished facia board with newly installed drip edge in place. Ready for a severe Ohio winter.

installing drip edge on a shed















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