Gap between brick wall and roof fascia/soffit/gutter


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Old 10-16-23, 05:37 PM
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Gap between brick wall and roof fascia/soffit/gutter

Hello all!

We live in a semi-detached home.
Between the two 'addresses' between the outside wall and the base of the roof, there is a portion of brickwork of about 10 rows that 'juts out of the wall'

It seems that there is a gap between the top row of the brickwork and the metal part of the roof that separates both sides of the building.

I need to close this hole, since water can enter and birds are building nests in there.

By looking at the images linked below, would you happen to know if I need to add additional bricks or if there is another way to close the gap?

It's a long way up to the top of the house (3 stories); it's in a place where setting up scaffolding is not the easiest, and I'm a little hesitant to be working on a ladder, so i might just call a professional, but I am wondering if you could point me in the right direction?

thank you!

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Old 10-16-23, 05:43 PM
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Yeah, looks like a brick is missing. You might also be able to close it up with a little metal flashing and zip screws or pop rivets.
 
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thank you! i'll try that!
 
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Nor sure what "metal part of roof" you are referring to because I see gutter spikes on the gutters that normally are driven into wood. If the framing for the brick bump out is wood, there may be a structural problem causing bricks to loosen. I would call a professional.
 
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Old 10-17-23, 06:13 AM
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The parapet cap on top of the brick is metal.
 
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thank you XSleeper and beelzebob for your inputs (and sorry for the delay in responding)! another thing I appreciate is the new (and proper) terminology to be used (i.e. "parapet cap" and "brick bump out"). i will definitely consider getting a professional should things start to look/get too complex.
 
 

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