We’ve had several roofing companies come and estimate costs of new roof plus this fixed. The roof itself was replaced in 2003 (our best estimate, might be +/- 1 year), and it looks like it is good for another few years, but since we have to put money in fixing this, we wanted to see if it might make sense to resurface and have this fixed properly as well, instead of patching and having to redo later. We got two estimates already but I don’t feel confident looking at both. One said they will just caulk the gaps, which we already know is a temporary fix, and the other says they will sub-contract a carpenter to do it, so no info how exactly it would be fixed. If we are not confident that this will be fixed well, we might as well patch and worry about the resurfacing later.
Could anyone tell me what would be a good way to fix this during resurfacing. As rooferama said it should be either a ladder framed system or the decking is holding the fascia as it is right now. It does not look like a ladder framed - I looked at the outermost frames inside the attic and there does not seem to be any cross pieces to form the ladder frame (I’m trying to self-educate off the Web, so apologize if I’ve gotten things wrong), so I assume the deck is currently holding the fascia. So, would they have to replace the outer decking boards with stronger pieces to better hold the fascia, or build a ladder system? If I knew what options there might be I’d be more comfortable assessing incoming estimates. Any insight would be much appreciated!
BTW, anybody know a good roofing company in the Cincinnati area? Thanks.