I had my roof replaced recently, and new fascia boards all around also.
Some of the eave boards were replaced.
After all done, I starting in on painting, and some eave boards were obviously bad.
But ‘bad’ is probably in the eye of the beholder.
The roofer sent out the fascia board person to fix things the next week - all good there.
What I’m curious about…
The fix replaced the eave boards - maybe 2’. Not the whole way up for that board. Attached are some before/after pics.
That location was at the end of a valley -so water rot was likely the cause of the problem.
The replacement/fix was only the board under the eaves - not the full length of those boards.
I’m good with the fix, it will outlive me.
But I’m curious for curiosity’s sake…
It seems like that rafter tail has just become a visual thing, not a structural thing?
Assuming that rot didn’t go beyond about 2 feet, is there reason to replace the rest of that board?
if this was your own house, how you have gone about fixing those bad rafter tails?'
After new roof and fascia board replacement - http://www.gthomson.us/projects/roof/raftertail-before.jpg
And the after fix of eave boards - http://www.gthomson.us/projects/roof/raftertail-after.jpg
Those eave boards don’t seem to serve any purpose other than visual.
So other than visual, is there a reason they need to be structural beyond the house frame, unless a roofer is walking on the edge, and expecting it to be structurally sound?