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what's up with my roof - 1 inch wide gap running end to end on the eaves

what's up with my roof - 1 inch wide gap running end to end on the eaves

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Old 10-23-16, 08:06 PM
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what's up with my roof - 1 inch wide gap running end to end on the eaves

So today i was cleaning out all the pine needles from my gutters and decided to lift up the front part of the shingles (2 layers) and noticed that there's like a 1 inch gap in the wood roof deck end to end of the eaves. The gap is between the fascia and the roof deck. Not sure if they ran out of wood or what. The shingles are covering the gap so i don't think water is coming in. I haven't had a chance to check the backside of the house to see if it's the same way.

I'm planning to get a new roof in the next few weeks so it's not a major concern besides having to pay for plywood to possibly redo the roof deck.

Any ideas why there's this long 1 inch gap?

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Old 10-23-16, 08:23 PM
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Your roof is missing the gutter apron flashing.
 
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Old 10-23-16, 09:48 PM
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Got several issues, someone did not cut the bottom of the rafter tails so a 1 X 6 fascia board would come up to the bottom of the roof sheathing, whatever was used for sheathing was not run down the roof enough and missing a drip edge.
A gutter apron would be even better if you can find them, there not even sold in my area, I have to make my own on a brake.
The difference is a gutter apron runs down the fascia into the gutter further.
 
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Thanks for the feedback joecaption and xsleeper. I did some reading and I think the gap is called a carpenters gap and should be covered by drip edge or some other type of flashing.
 
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No such thing as a "carpenter's gap" unless that's another term for someone messed up.
 
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