My house was built in 1978; I bought it seven years ago. About four
years ago I started having problems with water getting into my (large)
crawlspace. I've read a good bit, including "drip edge" posts in this
group. There is about a 3/4" gap between my roof decking and the top of
my wood fascia. From my reading, it appears that the drip-edge was not
installed. I think water is getting into the blockwork via the gap. The
gutters seem to be pretty tight against the fascia, but maybe that's
Is my assumption correct re: the gap and drip edge?
If not, do I need to fill the gap by adding a small board atop the
fascia? Or, maybe, make a custom-bend of aluminum to act as both
drip-edge and gap-plugger?
I've had a home inspector out here a couple of times over the years. He
never mentioned this, so I've sort-of assumed the gap was normal
If this is a problem, I don't want to solve it by re-roofing. The bucks
aren't there. And I think I need to get to work soon with wet weather
coming on quickly.
My thanks to any kind soul with helpful suggestions.