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Old 11-21-2017, 05:41 PM   #46
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Re: Advice on changing roof shape for resale value


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Hmmm, well I can tell that they must have remodeled the house and done so many things at one time. The patio overhang was added before the last stucco/paint job to the house. So either way there will be stucco work in the areas above the garage door and kitchen door. I think it won't hurt for me to carefully cut out some holes to slide 2x4s in. My bigger concern with working from the attic (if a lot of the original sheeting is still on) is how to put the tail rafters in and get them flush if there are a bunch of roofing nails coming in. Will I probably need to get a dremel tool and cut roofing nails flush while up there if I want to avoid taking sheeting off (my gut feeling says to leave as much sheeting and shingles alone)? I can see why it would be expensive for someone else to do, but if I can save a ton of money, I would take my sweet time and work from in there little by little, especially if I can leave most of the current stuff up so I have minimal down time when I need to take the remaining patio overhang off, install sheeting, and have someone install shingles so everything is watertight.
Two ways to deal with nails in the way.

1 the saw in video with steel blade tied to a stick so you could reach right down from the top or up thru the new hole.

2 cut the 2x4 rafter down to 2 1/2 inches for the section going in the house leaving the 2x4 section outside looking normal.

So I would plan on option 1 and use option 2 only if needed.

The section over the kitchen window will have to come off before you can continue but if done carefully you might leave the plywood up while you work and save any water damage as that part of the roof will still work with a couple 2x4s propping it up.
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:23 PM   #47
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Hi All,

Here is the result of having someone clean up the wood a bit and add fascia boards.

The only thing slightly bugging me is that the corner of the overhang right by the ladder is 89 inches from the ground and 91 inches to the right side of the kitchen door where there is the other corner. That might be approximately an 8 to 10ft span.

I can sort of see the corner by the ladder ever so slightly sagging down. Does anyone else see it? I'm not sure it's significant enough to bother doing something else to that corner such as adding a 4x4 post to that corner. I don't like the look of another post there. The ledger board going into the house wall was shimmed slightly to try and raise that corner higher (it was worse than it is now) and then used some thicker screws meant for ledger board.

It looks ok in the photos mostly but at night with the lights on outside for some reason I could see that corner lower.. but it could be my mind playing tricks on me. I don't know if the 2 inch differential over 10ft is worth worrying about.

Also, I still need to prime and paint (white) and then add the gutters.

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