Help Installing Gutters
A plastic wedge holds the drip edge off the fascia without scratching it.
There are plenty of ways to install gutters after the roofers have come and gone, but I like to use hard-plastic glazing wedges roughly 3 ft. on center that I put under the drip edge, as shown in the drawing. Then I tuck the gutter under the drip edge on top of the wedge and I remove the wedges as I install the gutter. The wedges hold the drip edge off the fascia without scratching it.
—Michael Fuller, Runnells, Iowa
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #298