Metal roof edge removal

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Old 05-04-20, 10:43 AM
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Metal roof edge removal

I've been removing some rotting fascia boards and I uncovered a bigger problem when I did that. The 2 x 6 that was spanning the length of the roof was rotten as well behind the fascia board and then once I remove that I discovered that the 1x4 at the top had some riding areas. Is there an easy way to get this board off without having to remove all the metal panels? I really don't want to get into doing that.
 
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Old 05-04-20, 10:49 AM
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Sure, take the screws out of the metal roofing, and sawzall between the bottom of that board and the rafter. Use a thin fine toothed metal cutting blade like the Milwaukee torch blades. You might need a 12" blade due to the amount that the roofing sticks out.
 
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Old 05-04-20, 10:53 AM
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Cool thanks. Any suggestions for getting it secured back up there besides doing a toenail or something stupid like that? I'm sure there's a bracket or something that I could use.
 
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Old 05-04-20, 10:56 AM
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Nothing wrong with 2 toenailed screws as long as they don't split the wood and you use the right length (so as not to poke out the top) and so long as you install them at the right angle. Not really the place to use a bracket and a dozen nails.
 
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Just another thought that I probably could also use some screws and attach the metal panels to that 1x4 and also have it long enough to enter the rafter. Would that be an issue? I don't know that I have enough area to get a nail gun and I don't trust myself to hand nail those nails.
 
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Old 05-04-20, 03:15 PM
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I guess I thought it was a 2x6. I can see that now. Yes, you could do that instead.
 
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