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engravosaurus
how to hold flashing on the fascia board
engravosaurus

Bought an old house and the flashing is not tight against the fascia board.
Pest control people say flies can move into the gap, then into the roof, then into the house.

Does this sound true?

If so, how best to get the flashing back onto the fascia board?

Thank you.

A. Spruce
Re: how to hold flashing on the fascia board
A. Spruce

Flashing is nailed into the roof deck, under the shingles, so short of removing the shingles and creating a possible leak, I wouldn't worry about it. I've never heard of flies entering a house this way, but I suppose stranger things have happened. I would be inclined to periodically treat the gap with a pesticide or caulk the gap, the problem with caulking is that if/when the roof is replaced, then the caulking is going to be in the way of the new flashing. Yes, it can be removed before the new flashing is installed, but who's going to make sure it gets done?

ed21
Re: how to hold flashing on the fascia board
ed21

Flies, i doubt it.
Stink bugs, maybe. If you don't have stink bugs where you live, be glad.
Could possibly be a place where hornets get into the attic and build a nest, but I wouldn't worry about it unless it happens.

dj1
Re: how to hold flashing on the fascia board
dj1

You can expect flies around your trash container, for sure.

On your fascia board, under the drip edge flashing? not likely.

Your pest control guy may be talking about other insects. Tell him to fumigate.

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