How to Bend Drip Cap Flashing

September 10, 2016


Drip edge flashing kicks water away from walls

Rich Wagner of Tapco Tools shows how to bend an essential roof flashing that is often overlooked.


How to do it:

  1. Place the metal in the brake finished side down, leaving about 2-1/2 inches out of the brake
  2. Bend a 90 degree corner.
  3. Remove the metal, spin it end for end and flip it over so that the brown side is up. slide it in and bend another 90 degree corner. This forms a 270 degree corner with a 3/4 inch lip. Tighten the  lip with the hemming bar.
  4. Insert the shorted leg into the break about 1'4 inch to bend a slight kick into the flashing.
  5. Bend up about 30 - 45 degrees.



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