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rtoni 10-10-2007 01:48 PM

tight overhang clearance on gable abutment - how to cover...?
i need to shingle a gable roof that abuts another wall - the other wall is also a gable end - the roof i'm working on is the same pitch as the higher roof and follows the same ridgeline.

seen lots of good info here on how to do this (e.g. ice shield going up the wall a few inches, proper step flashing, etc.) - all good stuff.

problem is that the clearance from top of the roof deck runs just under an overhang (to where it meets the wall) and this space is very tight - not much room to work - only about 5" or so - hardly room to tap in a roofing nail

Short of tearing off the overhang (or cutting it back) i'm not sure how I can do a decent job of protecting the juncture where lower roof meets wall.

one thing i thought about (please don't laugh) is to drop / extend the existing 6" fascia at the overhang down to where it meets the roof deck below - so I end up with about a 11" fascia running up to the top peak - and then run shingles, flashing, etc to that point only. the roof area under the overhang then relies on the overhang itself to keep the weather off. - is this crazy...? or just plain ugly?

or what about maybe just flashing the edge of the roof from the juncture back out to 16" or so (about the same distance as the overhang above) and shingling up to that point only?

anyone encountered a problem like this in the past - was there a solution (other than cutting the overhang back and rebuilding it later)?

i'm ok if it's not the prettiest thing in the world - just concerned about water-tight more than anything

all help much appreciated - thanks

Clutchcargo 10-10-2007 03:30 PM

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Is the problem, you don't have enough room to swing a hammer? You could do that section with a palm nailer.

rtoni 10-10-2007 03:51 PM

clutchcargo - thanks for the reply - yeah - that's it basically - no room to nail, hard to work with step flashing, etc. - especially for a diy who wants (needs) to take extra time with every step. did i overstate the problem...?

Clutchcargo 10-10-2007 05:02 PM

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I'd say a palm nailer is the answer then. Others might have some other ideas.

rtoni 10-10-2007 05:17 PM

good for roofing nails?
wow - less than $20 - found a unit here (sears) that sells for almost $150 (for the kit) - this is much more reasonable

pretty obvious i've never used one before - assume they'll drive roofing nails no problem...?

looks good

thanks again


Clutchcargo 10-10-2007 05:46 PM

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You do need a compressor, however.

rtoni 10-11-2007 09:13 AM

have other air tools
got a compressor - also have framing and finishing nailers - never bought or used a palm nailer but will definitely add this to the toolbox

thanks again

the roofing god 10-11-2007 11:13 PM

that is the best solution,dropping the rake board is also a possibility but you would need to nail a 2x4 flat ,then one vertical nailed into the flat one,so you could run I&W up the vertical one stepflash it and then extend the new rake board to the roof,and you would have to figure what works best to fill in the space left at the fascia eave(gutter edge)

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