Occasionally your shingles may not extend far enough past the end of your roof for proper function of your eavestrough.
Eavestroughs can only work properly when your shingles have enough overhang for the water to fall cleanly off the roof, without clinging to the fascia.
Without proper overhang, you may notice leaking between the eavestrough and fascia. Our system is only as good as the roof above it.
If your shingles are in good shape, we can install a aluminum flashing under the last course of shingles to extend that overhang, and allowing water to drop cleanly into the eavestrough. The flashing is screwed under the last course of shingles, securing it in place and preventing leaking behind the aluminum fascia. Video of dripcap installation
Caulking the back.
If the overhang is only missing a small area, we can caulk the back of the eavestrough directly to the fascia.
This isn’t a preferred option, since it’s unsightly, makes it difficult to remove the eavestrough in the future, and doesn’t address the underlying issue.
As shingles age they can recede and curl back. An eavestrough that is leaking behind on an older roof is a warning sign that your shingles need to be replaced.
We are able to give you a bit extra life out of your shingles, but you should be aware that older shingles causing leaking behind the eavestrough will likely need to be replaced in the near future.