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Old 06-22-2007, 09:37 PM   #1
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Edge of roof deteriorated, how to repair? (pics)


When we purchased our house, we knew it was a "fixer uppper". We also knew from the inspection that some of the fascia boards would need to be replaced. Last weekend I finally got around to doing the repair, and it turned out to be more than I expected. As you can see from the pictures, the edge of the roof (plywood) is deteriorated. The metal edge guard is pretty rusted, and also deterioted in certain places. Last weekend I removed most of the bad wood, and we had a lot of rain during the week. During the rain, I didn't see any water leaking in the places that were rotted. I'm not sure what to make of this. Note: The roof is about 6 years old (according to inspector) So, this leads me to my questions. 1. What would be the best way to repair this? (without replacing the entire roof) 2. Since I didn't see any water leaking (or feel any wet spots after the rain), could this be old damage that they didn't repair on the last roof replacement? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...f/IMG_0464.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...f/IMG_0468.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...f/IMG_0446.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...f/IMG_0452.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...f/IMG_0457.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...f/IMG_0490.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...f/IMG_0496.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...f/IMG_0489.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...f/IMG_0492.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...f/IMG_0491.jpg

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From photo # 491, it is a bad angle, but it looks as though your starter course of shingle aligns directly with the slotted cut out in the actual surface field shingles. A direct shot with the camera would tell me if I am correct.

If that is the case, you can slide either a same color piece of shingle or a several inch wide piece of sheet metal under the slots to prevent the leakage from this misalignment.

Are your water damaged spots and delaminated decking ocurring every 3 feet apart?

A new and larger gutter apron drip edge sheet metal flashing will also protect the fascia boards after you do the other corrective repairs. The plywood decking actually should be replaced, with ehe lower 3 feet to 4 feet of shingle being removed. As it is now, if someone where tyo step on this delaminated decking, they might injure themselves or cause more decking damage.

Don't walk on the edge of this roof!!!

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Old 06-22-2007, 11:41 PM   #3
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Hello Ed, Thanks for the post. Its dark outside, but I took a couple of shots directly facing the shingles. I'm not sure if this will show what you are looking for, but I can take some more pics tomorrow. I appreciate the help The deteriorated water damaged spots along the edge are not every 3 feet, rather the in (2) spots. One section is about 7 ft wide, the other section is about 20ft away, but about 2 ft wide. All along the roof edge though I can see some slight water damage, but its not deteriorated (yet). Does this tell you anything? I plan on putting the fascia and soffit boards up this weekend. Will this work be for nothing, or can I still repair/replace the water damaged spots later? More pics (nighttime) Pic1 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...f/IMG_0504.jpg Pic2 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...f/IMG_0505.jpg Pic3 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...f/IMG_0510.jpg
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Old 06-23-2007, 01:02 AM   #4
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Okay it was an incorrect guess. The seams are not even with the starter shingle seams.

But, since the lowest edge of all of the bottom course of shingles does not overhang the sheet metal drip edge, water is probably backing up under the shingles that way.

You will wind up having soaked new fascia boards and soffit wood if the overhang situation is not properly addressed.

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