|Forum topic by Camper||posted 12-25-2010 02:41 AM||2571 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-25-2010 02:41 AM
Hello LJs and happy holidays,
While this is no woodworking I figured I could get some good advice from you all. Below is a side view of my roof. Actually its the fascia. The 2X10 cedar and the 1X?? boards in the picture have rotted out along one side of the house. In some areas the rot its on the surface 1/2” deep, in a few areas its rotten through the cedar.
I would like to replace the boards but I cannot figure out how I would nail the new boards since the drip edge is covering where I would put the nails and it cannot be taken out without getting the actual roof involved in the repairs. It seems the existing nails were there before the drip edge was put on.
The other alternative is to nail at angle from underneath the drip edge but in this case I would not be able to fix the 1X?? in place. So I am not too excited about this option.
The question here is, can I nail through the drip edge? Also would I need a framing nailer for this or could I do this with a hammer? I figure I would need to put about 20-30 VERY LONG nails.
Alternatively, is the anyway I can patch all this up until I have to replace the roof which is probably another 10 years. After all. all this seems just “cosmetic”. Can anyone provide me with some detailed info as to how I would prep the wood to eliminate rot, what epoxy to use etc?
Thanks in advance.