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I'm aware that wet soffits shouldn't be wet after a rain. But the area near the front door of my house where the soffit peaks is getting wet / damp after windy sideways rain. I'm assuming it's been like this for over 10 years of me living here. IMG_20200226_152145.jpg IMG_20200226_152126.jpg IMG_20200226_152116.jpg

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Hi Limey, maybe my bad but I can't identify the area you are concerned about.
Also, maybe a picture of the house from the yard.

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Hi Limey, maybe my bad but I can't identify the area you are concerned about.
Also, maybe a picture of the house from the yard.

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Hi,
It's the part high lighted. I'll try and take another pic from.outside.

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I don't think you can stop the sideways rain. And because of the angle I don't think the soffit edge can act as a drip edge, so any fascia water even without being windblown is going to run down the angle to an extent.
 

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I don't think you can stop the sideways rain. And because of the angle I don't think the soffit edge can act as a drip edge, so any fascia water even without being windblown is going to run down the angle to an extent.
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I've had to deal with a drip edge that wasn't angled properly alowing water to wick under and down the siding. To eliminate the problem we added a piece of coil stock bent to form a more distinctive drip edge giving the water no option except to fall off the edge. Waiting for more pictures.

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Usually we would see the bottom of the rake board along that edge and that would protect the soffet.
 

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I've had to deal with a drip edge that wasn't angled properly alowing water to wick under and down the siding. To eliminate the problem we added a piece of coil stock bent to form a more distinctive drip edge giving the water no option except to fall off the edge. Waiting for more pictures.

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Can't really tell (but thanks for the picture) but looks like the soffit getting wet is flush with the fascia board. Normally the fascia extends below forcing any water to drip off.

If it is flush there are options with roll stock trim or even 3/4" pvc material to add the desired extra drop.

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Hi,
It's the part high lighted. I'll try and take another pic from.outside.

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is this a new problem or has it always been like this.



Yours look like #1 and normally they look like #2 where the water will run down the rake and fall off.
 

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Can't really tell (but thanks for the picture) but looks like the soffit getting wet is flush with the fascia board. Normally the fascia extends below forcing any water to drip off.

If it is flush there are options with roll stock trim or even 3/4" pvc material to add the desired extra drop.

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You're right. Good point. Other areas around the house the soffit is angled slightly down. This doesn't appear to be.
Do happen to have any example images of what you're referring to? Thanks.
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is this a new problem or has it always been like this.



Yours look like #1 and normally they look like #2 where the water will run down the rake and fall off.
So the soffit ideally should be slightly further up ( recessed) and not flush if I'm not mistaken?

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So the soffit ideally should be slightly further up ( recessed) and not flush if I'm not mistaken?

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That would be the normal, but that doesn't mean that is the only problem.
You would have to look inside there and make sure it is not a roof problem.

If it was vinyl you could pop it out and have a look but aluminum is a little trickier. I have not worked with aluminum.
 

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With your front soffit and interior porch ceiling following the angle of the rake it is not a common design, thus I'm not finding examples to show you.

The two options I see are bending some trim material or a piece of ¾" vinyl to extend the bottom of that fascia (rake) an inch or so. Caulk or silicone and a few galvanized finish nails would secure it. Very easy job from where I'm sitting.

A siding or roofing contractor could fix you up in 30 minutes, but what they would charge can vary a lot.

Maybe Neal can draw up something and offer more suggestions?

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With your front soffit and interior porch ceiling following the angle of the rake it is not a common design, thus I'm not finding examples to show you.

The two options I see are bending some trim material or a piece of ¾" vinyl to extend the bottom of that fascia (rake) an inch or so. Caulk or silicone and a few galvanized finish nails would secure it. Very easy job from where I'm sitting.

A siding or roofing contractor could fix you up in 30 minutes, but what they would charge can vary a lot.

Maybe Neal can draw up something and offer more suggestions?

Bud
Something like this right up so it can be caulked at the top or tucked behind that board.
 

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Ya usually bends and bends to go over the sub fascia and under the lip of the drip edge. But what you drew would work if he can get someone to bend it.

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