Coal Tar Pitch Roofing Handbook - 1896 - Page 31
At the eaves of roofs where there are no gutters, it is customary with some roof contractors to finish with a wooden eave strip which rots in a few years. The best practice calls for a metal strip of galvanized iron or copper, formed thus.
The inward flange is nailed over the foundation felt and stripped with pitch and felt, as shown in the flashing photograph. The outward flange or face may be of any width to form a perfect drip from the facia.
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