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gutters leaking between gutter and fascia on no - eave roof

gutters leaking between gutter and fascia on no - eave roof

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Old 01-01-16, 11:16 AM
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gutters leaking between gutter and fascia on no - eave roof

I have several gutters that are attached directly to the side of the house. These areas do not have a soffit / roof eave. I have noticed that on these areas that water leaks down between the gutter and the fascia of the house. What is the best way to correct this?

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1. New roof installed 2008 - 2009 prior to my purchasing of the house

2. The drip edge for the gutters is not shimmed off the side of the house. It is tight against the fascia.

3. In areas of the roof that have an eave, I was able to bend out the drip edge further to better direct water into the gutter.

4. I have attempted this in the areas where the gutters are mounted directly to the house without success.

5. The areas without an eave appear to only have 1/4" shingle over hang from the roof, while the areas that have an eave appear to have 1/2" + shingle over hang.

Any advice is appreciated.

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Old 01-01-16, 12:06 PM
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You need a longer drip edge flashing. If there is no drip edge, you need to add some.
 
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longer how? are you referring to the drip edge going further up the roofline under the shingles?
 
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Old 01-02-16, 01:22 PM
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Longer as in, the part that covers the back edge of the gutter needs to be longer. They make different sizes, and I'm guessing that yours is too short.

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You can always apply a bead of paintable caulk between the backside of the gutter and fascia to fill the void with additional screws to minimize the fap.

I have also used aluminum foil tape over the 'crack' between the back edge of the gutter and facial with great results, which lasted for quite a few years.
 
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There should have been a bare minimum of 3/4 of over hang on those shingles.
Yes it's a big issue and may cause damage to the sheathing and fashia by being so short.
Gutters should have been installed up under the drip edge.
 
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