Bought a house 18 months ago. Roof is an overlay. Around the edge I have gutter -> drip edge -> shingle -> gutter apron -> newer shingle. I’m not sure what’s under my newer shingle is an actual apron or just some type of flashing, but it looks like what I see online expect it stick outward not really downward.
The problem I’m having is water is getting behind the gutters and into the soffit. The culprit as far as I can tell is the new shingles don’t hang over anything. The “apron” sticks out past the shingles so I think I’m getting tons of wicking. I’m not sure, but the original shingles don’t really overhang the original drip edge either. I’m not sure if when whoever did the overlay cut them flush for some sill reason or what, but the original shingle, drip edge, and new shingle are all sort of flush and there is this apron looking thing under the new shingle sticking outward a few inches.
I’m calling some roofers to take a look and give me estimates on what I should do, but in a lot of spots I don’t seem to be having issues. Maybe they aren’t visible yet though. My question is, should the sheathing get wet at all under the shingles or should it be completely dry during rain. When I lift mine it’s freaking soaked. In one corner it’s completely rotted out a 4"x6" section that has collapsed. I know I have issues, but to check other areas, if I do lift should there be any moisture or should it be more or less dry.
Also, will roofers be willing to replace the bottom (outer perimeter) 1-2 feet of sheathing and shingles. I feel like some spots will need the bottom 3-4 rows removed, sheathing cut out, and replaced. I sort of think that will be needed where the water has been bad. Where it hasn’t been bad, I’m hoping they can “fix” the drip/edge shingle overhang somehow. I don’t want to replace the whole roof because it’s it good condition. I doubt it’s more than 10 years old. None of the shingles are showing much granules missing, no peeling nothing. I’d rather not throw the baby out with the bath water.
Any thoughts would be great.