Leave Facia board ON roofing or cut up so there is gap ?

Old 10-16-13, 03:53 PM
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Leave Facia board ON roofing or cut up so there is gap ?

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OR should I keep it as close to the roofing and Caulk or Tar?

There is flashing that goes all the way up under the valley.

Appearance is not a huge issue, This is on 3rd level, so you You can not really see this from the ground. We are in Washington with lots of rain. Roofing is AR with Scotch guard. I have had issues with moss on roof before..
Thank you for advice. I am a novice.
Old 10-16-13, 03:56 PM
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I suggest cutting it back so it is at least 1" off the shingles unless it is a non-rotting material such as PVC trim.
Old 10-16-13, 04:21 PM
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Ideally, there would be a gap, (1" is fine) and you would use step flashing on each course of shingles as they are laid which would slip up behind the fascia (or under the aluminum fascia cover, if that's what you have.)

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