Damaged fascia (Pics)
Definately need to replace the facia.
Gutter spikes can be removed by either taking a pair of vise grips to the head and pull out while twisting back and forth.
If this doesn't work,we have used a flat bar set directly behind gutter at spike location,tap into nail pulling notch to get firm grip, set,and try and pry the spike out without doing damage to gutter.
Two ladders and two people easier for removal/replacement.Same for facia.
If working alone,tie off one end of gutter to top of ladder,have a second ladder for the removing the rest of the spikes,swing down,pivoting at tied end.
It may be difficult to cut facia in place for replacement,as cut should be beveled at meeting point and fall on rafter tail.
If the ends of the rafters are damaged ,you may have to scab on new tail pieces.Trace the plumb cut onto a 2'-3' 2x material while holding it next to rafter to be repaired,cut and spike/screw alongside damaged rafter,being careful not to extend past plane of damaged rafter.
Prime and paint new facia before installing.Fasten with galvanized #8-10 nails.
Try and set the gutter spikes in a different location when refastening so they don't pull loose.Either higher or lower than original at rafter points,taking into consideration the pitch to downspout.
Last edited by oldfrt; 09-13-2009 at 12:08 PM.