Water leaks behind gutter down fascia board


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Old 03-30-00, 05:27 AM
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During rains I have water leaking down the fascia board behind my gutters. The downspouts are not stopped up. How much should the shingles overhang the roof decking, and extend over the gutters? I have a bay window which extends out from the walls to the fascia board and has received damage from all the water running down it. During a rain there is almost a solid sheet of water running off the fascia boards, I just as well not have gutters. HELP!
 
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Old 03-30-00, 06:36 PM
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It sounds like you have no drip edge on your roof. Most gutters get tucked in behind the drip edge and eliminate this problem.

Assuming that you "have" a drip edge, I usually overhang about 1/2" to 5/8" past the drip edge with my starters and first course of shingles. It shows how to do it on the shingle bundle wrapper.
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Old 03-31-00, 07:01 AM
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Thanks "More than a Carpenter",
I suspect you have nailed it. My unemployed stepson did the roof, and assured me he knew what he was doing. I supplied the materials. To make a long and painful story short, after the roof was finished he brought the drip edges back to me and asked "what are these things"? By that time I had my fill of roofing and said the heck with it. I'll put them on this week-end. Thank you very much for your reply.
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Since the drip edge wasn't put on before the shingles, with the shingles hanging past the edge. I would use coil stock metal. Measure it long enough to go down the facia into the gutters, then add another 3-4 inches to go under the started shingle. Bend at 3-4 inch mark and nail under starter shingle. Use a sealant (silicone) on areas that over lap each other. If the starter shingles are nailed low you may need to remove the bottom row of shingles to have enough room to get your metal nailed down.
 
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What type of guttering do you have? Yes you do need roof drip edge. Measure the guttering and if it is more than 3/4 of an inch you will have to add strip flashing in addition to the drip edge. If someone can bend a longer piece for you thats great. It may cost more to do it that way.
 
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Seeing as how the thread is 7 years old, I think he's already finished doing the job..
 
 

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