Do I need to touch up the wood paint after reroofing?

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Old 12-13-18, 11:47 AM
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Do I need to touch up the wood paint after reroofing?

We just had our roof replaced. The new drip edge is slight narrower than the old one. So there is about 1-inch wide unpainted area along the drip edge (see the picture) on the wood rafter. Do I have to touch it up? Would it cause damage if I don't touch it up soon?

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Old 12-13-18, 12:41 PM
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It really depends on how wet it gets. If it gets pretty wet and often it would be best to prime/paint soon. If it rarely gets wet it shouldn't hurt to wait.
 
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Thanks for your reply :-)
 
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Old 12-14-18, 06:08 AM
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Little late now, it should have been cleaned up, primed and painted before the drip edge went on.
A whole lot easier even now to prime and paint then to have to deal with removing and replacing rotten wood later on..
 
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Many years ago, to provide more extension over the edge of the roof for the shingles and to add a decorative touch, an additional piece or trim was installed along the facia board. These days they just use a aluminum drip edge to give it more overhang. Your trim piece is in need of replacement. Too bad the roofer didn't take care of that . You can purchase the trim piece in PVC. Just a matter of using a flat bar to pry the old trim off and pull any nails then install the new.
 
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