Eliminate the Problem of Water Getting Behind the Fascia Board - August 8th 2005


Eliminate the Problem of Water Getting Behind the Fascia Board

Q: Sometime within the last 4 to 6 weeks I caught part of your response concerning eaves trough installation. We are in the process of building a new cottage and the rain falls between the eaves troughs and where they are attached to the cottage. Could you please advise us about proper installation? Thanks.


A: To eliminate the problem of water getting behind the fascia board consider installing a "roof starter flashing drip strip". This product is made up by a Tin Smith usually 3 - 6inches in width with a return down the face of the fascia by an inch with a 45-degree bend safety edge that will allow the water to drip into the gutters. Simply push up under the 1st row of shingles and tack into place.