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Old 11-11-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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How to best seal an opening on the inside of the drip edge where the wall is?

In trying to locate a roof leak, I found an opening I need to seal off. I shot some water from a garden hose to it and water dripped from the T&G ceiling inside.

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This is about 20" long 3/4" wide?

How should I seal this off? Being a corner connection I need something flexible right?

Should I use some acrylic wood filler to patch the underside wood piece until the joint is small enough to caulk over?

Or should I just spray in some expansive foam into the crack and be done with it?

Or some other way?


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Old 11-11-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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This should be sealed, but its not your roof leak.

Most builders dont give a crap about that area, they assume no one see it so the stucco is usually unfinished. I see this all the time when reroofing, they do half a$$ stucco, siding, or trim because you cant see it from the ground.


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Old 11-12-2012, 06:34 AM   #3
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Yes it is not a leak but I am thinking being in Miami when I have a hurricane and driving rain some might get on the underside so I would like to seal it off.

Doesn't have to be pretty but looking for the best way to do it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:40 AM   #4
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Probably the easiest way to deal with that would be to knock down the high spots of the stucco, install a trim board, caulk and paint it.
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