How to Repair Exterior Roof Fascia


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Old 06-10-24, 05:46 PM
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How to Repair Exterior Roof Fascia

Dear DIY forum,
My HOA just cited me to repair my exterior roof fascia - see attached pics. The paint is flaking and appears there is dry rot forming on the wood.
Two painting guys have come over - one plans to splice the wood and repaint, the other will patch and paint. Since the fascia is about 25 feet high I cannot tell which painter is right.
So which painter would you hire? The one who would cut out the bad portion of the wood wants $1400 while the patch and paint one wants $800 - so $600 difference.
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Old 06-10-24, 06:26 PM
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I don't think a patch would last long. What's the cost to move somewhere without an HOA?
 
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Obviously new wood will last longer. Patching will fail at some point, maybe just a few yrs but could be longer.

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Old 06-11-24, 06:09 AM
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Thanks Mark! So you'd go for the wood splice approach?
If I went with patching, which patch compound would last the longest?
 
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yes ......... unless maybe I was fixing to sell
 
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In the photo it appears the valleys of the roof tiles are vertically in line with the drip edge allowing rain runoff to contact fascia rim board and causing problem. Unless roof tiles are fixed, replacing fascia rim board will only extend time before problem reappears. What is HOA position on roof replacement?
 
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hey beelzebob, I've lived here since 2004 (20 years now) and this is the first time I'm addressing this. All of the 250 homes in the community have the same roof/fascia characteristics. They are now exhibiting aging/wear and tear. So no need to fix any roof tiles.
If anything, I think it's those stupid cables installed by Directv which is guiding water into the fascia whenever it rains, since that is the area heavily affected by the dry rot.
So..... we recently switched to TV streaming service and no longer use Directv and can cut those cables coming from the satellite dish which should eliminate this problem and will also clean up the look of the fascia.
A painter came by and told me he can patch these and they will look like new for half the price of the other painter who will splice the wood. Still deciding on which approach to take....
The wood splice and repaint job is $1500 while the patch and paint job is $750
 
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Does your painter expect his repair to hold up until it's time to repaint again?
My thinking is since you aren't going to diy the repair you only want to pay once to have it addressed.
 
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Yes - he said his patch should last several years before time to repaint the house. If the height of the fascia wasn't 25-30 ft, I would DIY this myself - however going up tall ladders I will leave to the professionals.
 
 

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