Rake Edge

A rake edge is a term used to describe the edge of a sloping roof plane that runs along the gable end of a roof. The rake edge runs diagonally from the peak of the roof down to the eave, and serves to protect the roof decking and provide a finished appearance.

The rake edge is typically covered with a piece of metal flashing or trim, such as a drip edge or rake trim, which helps to prevent water from seeping underneath the roof shingles or other roofing materials. The flashing or trim may also be used to provide a decorative accent, and can be customized to suit the specific needs of the building and its location.

Proper installation and maintenance of the rake edge is critical to ensuring the long-term durability and performance of the roof. The rake edge should be securely fastened to the roof decking, and any gaps or openings should be properly sealed to prevent water infiltration. Regular inspections and maintenance can help to identify and address any issues with the rake edge or other roofing components, helping to ensure the long-term performance and durability of the roof.

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