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Old 01-27-2013, 05:28 PM   #16
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Here is what mine look like....


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I don't see any reason to modify those. Tearoff, repair as needed and re-roof.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:59 PM   #18
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The biggest regret I have with my garage was not putting on a longer gable end........If I'm still in this house 20 years from now about which time the garage will be ready for a new roof....I'm going to lengthen the gable end....

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Here is what mine look like....

Are your rake boards metal wrapped? That looks really good.
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Are your rake boards metal wrapped? That looks really good.
No....but the wood was primered prior to install...then primered again...then painted....I have a drip edge that was installed 'after' the painting....I have found that to extend the life a bit....

Metal Wrapped? Have not heard of that....most likely worth looking into....but then again....I live in California....the hardest thing on my paint is the sun.

I know I'll have to paint them in about 5-8 years.

This pic is about 2 months old....but will give you a better idea of the overall look.

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Looks to me like the rake boards are rotting because of little to no shingle overhang, adding drip edge up the rakes would help, too.
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First of all, you dont need to go through all the work that you are going to get into. Your problem has to do with how your rakes were handled originally. You did not mention cladding of your fascia and rakes with white aluminum.

What you need to do is to replace your rotten wood with pre-primed pine,
Clad your rakes and fascia with white aluminum, Install a decent drip edge which is properly enveloped with ice dams flashing, and make sure your shingles overhang drip 1 inch minimum.

Considering the height of your roof from the windows, the overhang will not keep wind blown rain from hitting them, and properly detailed siding with a proper secondary protection will not leak.
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Looks to me like the rake boards are rotting because of little to no shingle overhang, adding drip edge up the rakes would help, too.
I know on the rakes the biggest problem is that there is no drip edge or shingle overhang. I am not sure if that wasn't common 25 years ago. I noticed new attachments (covered porches) all have drip edge and shingle overhang on the eaves. The other problem with the fascia is that the gutters prevent anyone from maintaining the paint. I am not sure if they were improperly installed, but lots of water gets behind the gutter and soaks the fascia boards.

I will try and take a close picture of the drip edge and gutters later this week.
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First of all, you dont need to go through all the work that you are going to get into. Your problem has to do with how your rakes were handled originally. You did not mention cladding of your fascia and rakes with white aluminum.

What you need to do is to replace your rotten wood with pre-primed pine,
Clad your rakes and fascia with white aluminum, Install a decent drip edge which is properly enveloped with ice dams flashing, and make sure your shingles overhang drip 1 inch minimum.

Considering the height of your roof from the windows, the overhang will not keep wind blown rain from hitting them, and properly detailed siding with a proper secondary protection will not leak.
I guess that is a good point. The first window is probably about 8 feet away from the nearest rake.

What do you mean by secondary protection for the siding? If you are talking in regards to house wrap, I do not believe there is any. 25 year old home. I have replaced siding and some of the sheathing because the home owners let the corner boars rot all the way through and through the sheathing.

Why I was thinking that I need a gable end overhang was because all of my corner boards are in horrible shape. They seemed to keep up with the paint, but lots of rot on the corner boards. I have replaced 3 corners already (out of 6) and I didn't want it to continue. I figured protecting any of the exterior from rain would be good!

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