Roof over porch: water problem.

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Old 06-29-16, 10:32 AM
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Roof over porch: water problem.

so there is a rood over my back deck. it appears relatively new as is the rest of the house. however, it takes a lot of water and the water runs down the face of it and splashes back onto the deck. kinda defeats the purpose of having it roofed in. I dont know if the drip edge was installed too close to the face of the roof or what. anyone have any ideas on how to stop this?







 
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Old 06-29-16, 11:15 AM
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Have you thought of having a gutter installed?
 
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I'm also thinking gutters.

How much pitch does the roof have? I don't like how the rain water is coming back onto the soffit!
A pic showing the roof might be helpful.
 
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If you don't want gutters I'd at least install a drip edge. Drip edge has a nice sharp edge so the water drips off cleanly and cannot "stick" and follow the fascia down.
 
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Ive never really cared for gutters if there is an alternative. The roof has a drip edge already there I just wonder if it is pressed too tightly against the front eliminating the nice flat edge it should have.



 
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The drip edge looks like it's pretty much been flattened. You might try prying the bottom edge out and see how that does.
 
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pry it out? like pull the bottom of it out away from the house?
 
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You can see on the bottom portion where there is a line at the point where the drip edge is angled outward. The angle is supposed to direct the water away from the fascia. I'd slip something under that portion to pry it outward. It should bend easily, the trick will be doing so where it still looks nice.
 
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alright ill give it a shot, thanks!
 
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I've made simple drip edges that I slip under the shingles and has a 1/2"-1" lip sticking straight down. Water curling around the lip of the shingles hits the drip edge, travels down the vertical leg and drips off. This is a bit different than drip edges located further back by trying to get the water to drip as far away from the fascia as possible. When the drip edge is up close to the fascia like yours it's not difficult for wind or high flow volume to get the water stream to reattach to the siding and follow up and around to horizontal surfaces.
 
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I bent the bottom lip of the drip edge out a bit and it definitely helped but did not completely solve the problem. Now I think I'm just going to replace the drip edge entirely.

I've seen a couple websites that suggest ripping down a piece of strapping and nailing it to the fascia Beijing new drip edge to help solve my problem of water following the fascia and getting the porch wet. The idea being that it gets the drip edge slightly further away from the house to the water doesn't have anything to "stick" to on its way down the drip edge.

Any thought on this or concerns?
 
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