Replace sagging wooden fascia under drip edge

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Wink Replace sagging wooden fascia under drip edge

My home is in South Florida and rats are getting into the attic by squeezing under the drip edge and entering through a gap between fascia and roof. I want to replace the fascia and soffit to make secure but a contractor told me there is no way to replace the fascia because the drip edge is in the way and can not be bent up in order to replace fascia. Is this true? The previous owner of the house had a new roof installed without dealing with the soffit and fascia-and I can't afford to replace the entire roof. Any help is appreciated? Thank you!
 
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have you tried to caulk the hole? any pictures would help us see a clearer picture on what you are talking about
 
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Got a picture?
Unless this is a flat roof there's no reason with a sawsall to cut the nails off and a pry bar the fascia can not be removed.
How are they getting up that high in the first place? Over hanging trees?
 
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Yes I will send a picture in a minute. They get up there on a wire from Comcast.
 
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How do I attach a pic to my post-I'm new at this?
 
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Here is a pic of the fascia and drip edge.

I was told the drip edge hangs down so low that it will be impossible to replace fascia as the drip edge can not be bent to that extreme. See attached picture (which needs to be rotated 90 degrees clockwise to be viewed correctly). Thank you for any help...
 
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I'm going to have to guess because that's not a very good picture and it looks like it's 90 degs.
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All that wiring to me looks like a real mess. Someone got lazy and cut some corners on that install.
Impossible to tell much from the picture but it almost looks like thin coil stock covering that fascia that been pulled away.
 
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