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Old 11-11-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Just discovered water dripping behind the fascia/soffit edge. Never saw this before. It is happening at various intevals along the soffit. The front of the fascia is dry and the gutters are not clogged.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:13 AM   #2
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Take a picture of the gutter/shingle juncture----the water is entering there---some drip edge or flashing may be missing---

Best to get that fixed soon as it will rot the wood behind the gutter----

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Old 11-12-2012, 07:56 AM   #3
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No storm and ice shield under the shingles, no starter cource of shingles, not enough over hang on the shingles, no drip edging or it was installed wrong, shingles are shot, roof sheathing was left to short and the shingles are sagging at the lower edge of the roof, can all cause this.
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Wanted to note that this is the 1st time this has happened in 3 years. The only thing that has changed is that the previous owner had 2 gutter guards, the heavy plastic kind and then a screen caulked on top! I pulled the screen off several weeks ago hoping it would stop the water from running across the guard. I am wondering if ripping the screen off caused the caulk edge and/or some of the guards to bulge up slightly partially damming the water... I'll get a pic. but it is 17 F right now.
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I took a section of guard off last night. When it warms up in a day or so I'll remove them all.
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Hi,
Is there a way to fix the drip edge without redoing the whole roof?
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#1 the shingles were installed wrong. There was suppost to be about a 1/2" over hang.
Yours are about 1" from where they were suppost to be.
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I'm with Joe. No overhang on your shingles.
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Believe it or not, with the shingles not out over the gutter, water can actually roll under your shingles and drip edge finding its' way into your soffit. I know it defies logic, but it really does happen.
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I had a couple guys out today to look it over. Both of the contractors suggested, if I don't want to pay for a new roof, is that I could have a new drip edge inserted under the new shingles 4 to 5 inches along with new gutters. The current gutters push-up on the old drip edge slightly.
What is the likely hood of this working? $3.8-5k for roof or $1.5k for fix.

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I would take a close look at the shingles and overall roof. There may be some damage to the sheathing as well. If the shingles are showing wear, it's probably a good idea to consider a total replacement ... the right way. Make sure the roofer includes weather guard (ice guard) also goes by other names, proper underlay, inspect sheathing and repair an damages, drip edge and possibly new vents as well. It's an investment but done properly it will save you in the long run.
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Hi Mark,
The new layer of shingles is only 3 years old with almost no wear on them.
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Unless you have about 1000 ft. of roof edging that price to sort of fix it seems way high to me.
Less then 1/2 a days work, two people, $80.00 in materials. You do the math.
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Joe I was just thinking that. I could buy all the shingles I needed for $1500 But... If I did go that route in some form, is it likely to work? I was hoping to put the house up for sale in the spring. I am just trying to figure out if there is a reasonable fix that would last a few years.

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A temporary fix would be to go buy that big box plastic screening. It is a leaf guard knock off. Plastic and it slides under the shingles, at the end it is rounded and has small slots. Can not say enough bad about gutter screens but this would at least channel the water away from the back edge of the gutter. This is a hack fix but I think it would work

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