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Old 05-19-2017, 06:54 AM   #1
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Here is my issue. The back wall of my house has no overhang on the gable wall. Rain flows over the edge of the roof down the wall. Despite caulking, the edge water is still getting behind the vinyl siding and causing issues inside.

Before going through and fixing the mildew problem in the wall I would like to fix the cause.

Is there a method of extending the Rake without having to re-shingle the roof? Ideally, I would like to extend the roof a foot overhang but that would mean having to reroof the house and that was just done before we moved in 5 years ago.

Is there any sort of gable end gutter I could install? Channel or drip edge that would help here?
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:23 AM   #2
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Can you post a picture?
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As JIM asked, pictures would help.
Once we see what you have I suspect some rake trim set a bit higher will keep the water from getting behind the siding.

Was the siding added over the top of existing siding?

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Removing the first set of shingles would be required to be effective.
Otherwise there are too many things to go wrong with not good results.

Sometimes it just doesn't pay to go the easy road.
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It seems kind of odd that rain would be running across the roof rather than down unless driven by wing. Kinda unconventional but would eavestrough and drip edge buy him some years?
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No picture came up, need a few more post to post pictures there trying to keep scammers out.
Relying on caulking to keep water out is never a good idea, it always fails.
A properly done siding job does not need any caulking.
Pictures will tell us what we need to know.
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