Leaks Caused by Incorrect Fascia Tie In

This is Doug with Far West Roofing

and today I will be talking to you about a fascia tie-in. Now what I mean about Fascia tie-in is, if we were to take a look at this roof we see that over here we have an area of roof coming down and meeting with the gutter. We have this fascia and the fascia ties into the roof right there. Often it's below a valley, just like this valley coming up and down right here. Attempts have been made to do a repair here, doesn't look very professional. You can see the tar that's in there, it's been squeezed out of a chalk gun, and of-course there's a little bit more under the surface. What happens here is there's a flashing that goes in here, that is supposed to prevent water from leaking at this location and this is more often than not done incorrectly. If you look down here and I'm not quite sure how well you can see this, but in that area right there you can see there a bow in the shingles, and that is indicating that the ply wood underneath is rotten or softand that is as a result of the water leaking from this fascia tie in area right here. If you have leaks in your living room close to your front entry way usually this happens on a split level home and you see something like this a fascia tie-in in that vicinity, if you see any kind of bowing on your ply-wood, its usually a good indication that that's the problem right there and we can help with that.

Again this is Doug with Far West Roofing and thanks for watching

3 Comments

  1. Andy & Darlene Rigler on September 26, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    This was a very informative FYI. We would have never known or understood a leek like this. To be able to get a heads up about your roof having a cause to leek is priceless. We have had some “water damage” in our basement that’s been very expensive to fix. I’m sure to fix a roof with water damage is very expensive. Nowvi will know what to watch fur!! Thank you Far West Roofing!!

  2. Donovan on September 27, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Great advice. Thanks for your expertise

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