Small area of wood rot under gutter. Advice?

Old 05-20-13, 08:59 AM
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Small area of wood rot under gutter. Advice?

Hello all.

Got a house in Dec. with a build date of 2006. While it was raining last night I noticed some water coming between the gutter and the fascia board in the rear corner of my porch. One poke with a pole and my fear was confirmed: rotting board. Luckily, I seem to have caught it early. The rot was only in maybe 3/4" from the end of the board where it was cut to meet another board.

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Everything past this edge of rot is fine, so it's a small area. One problem is that this is directly below/around where the gutter attaches to the roof (the long screw goes in directly above the rot). I want to seal that up with epoxy or something as soon as I can and tighten the gutter back down. Any recommendations on that front?

So I climbed up on the roof to take a close look and found this:

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No drip edges at all. The metal roof on the porch seems to go from metal to wood to gutter, and I am just lucky that this was the only part to have a gap. So, what is going to be the best way to repair this? I am not sure if this metal roof and even be peeled back easily to install drip edges.

Thanks for any advice.
Old 05-20-13, 06:58 PM
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Sure looks like the metal roof already has a drip edge.
What to do this right and once for all or just patch it?

The right way would be to remove all the rotted wood and replace it with vinyl lumber or just new wood that's been primed and painted then cover it with PVC coil stock. Could even get away with preformed aluminum fachia.
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The metal roofing looks to turn 90 degrees on the end and down the facia board. That would be considered a drip edge. The ends of the facia boards were most likely not painted or caulked so now you have the rot. You can unscrew the gutter and replace the boards with PVC trim then replace the gutter. Hopefully the rot didn't get into the corner of the ceiling board. One thing leads to another.

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