Woman thought she just needed some new siding. Told her I thought it was a
bit more involved than that. She says there was a small tree there that
caused it. I sent her the pics of the grand opening yesterday. Oh you
betcha i had the hidden damage bit in the paperwork!
Missing Kickout: http://tinypic.com/r/opv1hh/4
Looks kind of innocent.
Proper kickout: http://tinypic.com/r/28v39qt/4
What it did to the wall below: http://tinypic.com/r/11s01ok/4
That joist header needs some duct tape: http://tinypic.com/r/344xyt4/4
Thanks for the ack Joe. You and Ed have marketing skills with the
aluminum and Bondo stuff.
"But wait! There's More!!"
End of fascia board at gutter end was soft as well as soffit. No surprise
but more than I would have thought. Removed gutter and fascia board.
Rafter cap got trashed too.
Not because of the missing kickout though. The fascia board was installed
too high, above the roof angle plane. The gutter installer took advantage
of that to get gutter slope. End of shingles were actually turing up like
a ski jump. I'm guessing it led to water running down (because they were
turned up) the backside of the end shingles on to the top edge of the
One minor correction to original post. Not $1. Step flash piece was 32
In my experience, nature is a nasty old bitch, and will happily knock
down and destroy what you spend years creating. Entropy always wins
eventually- life is just one long delaying tactic.
Well, Yeah, I wasn't trying to imply otherwise. From mother nature's
viewpoint, humans are just a nasty lingering infection. But the bottom
line is, Nature WILL win in the end. Perhaps if humankind could figure
out how to make it a symbiotic relationship?
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.