Flashing

This house had a leak in the garage ceiling. Right above that area on the outside of the home is a short roof extension. It looks like something is done wrong but I am not sure of the fix. In the pictures you can see the side facia board going up the side of the roof extension but stopping where it meets the vertical corner trim going to the second floor creating a nice ledge to direct water. Would you expect the facia to turn up and continue on top of the trim up the side? I think the builder did something wrong but the house is 18yrs old and the builder is gone.

Dick
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How is the upper downspout directed.?
Does it continue to the lower gutter?

The upper down spout directs the water on to the roof where it flows down to the gutter on the front of the garage. The second floor down spout has the standard 45 deg dog leg on to the roof extension and then stops. The water is the about 6-8 in onto the roof area by then.

Dick

  1. Locate and properly flash/repair leak
  2. Remove unnecessary/butt ugly fascia and replace with standard 1x2 or decorative molding drip edge
    *]Divert upper downspout into lower gutter or extend to ground

Also remember, just because the leak is showing at “Point X” doesn’t mean it originated directly above “Point X”

Home owner caulked the facia-roof-shingles interface and leak stopped. Thanks for pointing out that leaks can move horizontal before gravity wins out but in this case it stopped with the patch.

Dick

Caulking is not a replacement for proper flashing, however. The leak will be back. :frowning:

The HO called the builder and the man who framed the home 18 yrs ago will be stopping by tomorrow morning to check it out. Maybe he has learned a few things about flashing in the past 18…

Thanks for all of your helpful replies.

Dick