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Roofing/Code for drip edge and ice shield in Cincinnati OH


I live in Cincinnati Ohio and in May 2013 we had a new roof installed.  Recently we discovered a leak into the soffit and water behind gutters.  With two independent handymen they told me there were no ice shield nor drip edge installed.  I'd like to know what are the codes governing these installation my area, and whether it's the home owner's responsibility to figure those out before a roof installation.

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We live in the 'Caveat Emptor'[Let the Buyer Beware] area of the state in regards to roofing.

Contrary to what some contractors boldly advertise; there is NO licencing here.
In certain areas there are building inspectors and some areas have a permit process,but yes, for the most part, it is up to the homeowner to learn and figure out what elements make a better roof.

There is no code requirement or hard and fat rule as it concerns DRIP EDGE (gutter apron, gutter flashing).

Ice Guard is a little trickier, the OHIO code says ICE SHIELD is required... UNLESS!
The local building department has determined that the average mean winter temperature for that specific region is at 32 or above in temperature.

Cincinnati has a mean temp ave of 34, meaning it is a good idea, but not a rule.

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