Fascia Water Damage

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Jimel
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Fascia Water Damage

Post by Jimel » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:09 am

My FL house is 15 years old. The roof supposedly is a 40 year roof. Most people say not to expect to get no more than 25 years. I have some fascia that has water damage. I have a few questions:
1)Do I wait until roof needs to be repaired
2)Replace that entire fascia board
3)Patch, can fascia be patched

Jim


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Re: Fascia Water Damage

Post by A. Spruce » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:43 am

Can you post a pic?
Jimel wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:09 am
1)Do I wait until roof needs to be repaired
Depends on what kind of damage you're talking about, if it's rot, it's only going to get worse and spread, so to minimize further damage and expense, change it now. If it's cracked or stained, paint or wait for the new roof.

2)Replace that entire fascia board
Replacing a fascia board isn't usually that big a deal, depending on the type of roof you have. If you're handy and not afraid of ladders and heights, you can do it yourself, otherwise hire it done.
3)Patch, can fascia be patched
Again, depends on the extent and type of damage. Generally, for aesthetics, it's better to replace the whole piece of lumber than to piece in a patch or repair. If you can post a pic of the damage, both distance and up close, that would be great.
Jim
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Re: Fascia Water Damage

Post by Jimel » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:15 am

Attached is a picture of the damage.
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Re: Fascia Water Damage

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:58 pm

Changing out that fascia should have little to no bearing on the roof itself. You can carefully flex the metal trim if you need to get to a nail under it.
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