Originally Posted by dezzertrider
That's correct. There is flashing already installed and it has a drip edge (small 45 degree bend outward along the entire edge of the flashing). So it appears I'm all set to go for installing guttering. You have all been helpful
i think someone is confused..... or i am?....
the 2" drip edge goes OVER aluminum fascia in most cases. if this is true in the OP's case, how could he see the rotting wood?
if this is the case, then bronco2 is correct, adding gutters to raw wood will keep rotting it. unless the gutters are designed to slide under the drip edge. but that still leaves yukky painted wood showing and possibly still getting wet. i'd do the 6" alum. fascia first. better safe than rotten.