A short section of barge board is rotting at one end, I suspect because
the end section of guttering beyond the downpipe is leaking. Instead of
replacing the whole 4m length is it acceptable to scarf a new section in
place well beyond the rot? If so what ratio would people recommend for
the join? Also I assume I need planed treated wood for the replacement,
is this correct?
I am currently weighing up the options of hiring vs buying a ladder
enabling me to get up there (5m). Any thoughts on this one appreciated
Cutting the joint holds no fears for me, my woodworking skills are well
up to it, I've just never had to deal with barge and soffits beyond
painting them before.
School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Scotland
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