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Siding Trim And Roof Overhang Termite Damage

If you look close enough at the bottom of the facia board, you will notice a few orange spots. The spots are from the water leaking off of the roof shingles and rolling behind the gutter.

This is an excellent picture of plumb cut roofer rafter tails. The Carpenters did an excellent job and the facia board looks nice and tight against the roofer rafter.

If you look at the wood trim against the gutter, you will notice that it's been replaced before. There is a small gap about to shingles down from the top.

If you look at the bottom of the wood trim next to the gutter, you will notice some wood damage, from termites. Whenever the trim is damaged, there's a good chance that the framing is also.

Here's a close up of the termite damage. If the gutter down spout is leaking, the bottom of the wood trim could remain moist for long periods of time. Most painters don't paint the bottom of these areas.

Offset facia board connection on two story house.

Roof running into a stucco wall would Z bar flashing.

Plumb facia corner with a rusting nail. Nails aren't going to rust and lest there's moisture.

Termite damaged wood trim attached to roof facia board. This is a big problem for homes near the beach.

Roof gutter downspout upper connection.

Here's a picture of a roof rafter tail with a saw cut in it. Some careless carpenter didn't realize what he was doing.

Here's a picture of a rafter tail that split for some reason. This could be repaired by nailing or screwing the broken piece back to the rafter.

The second story roof facia board needs to be repaired, but this spot is going to be difficult to access. Creative scaffolding will be your only alternative unless you're 7 foot tall.

You can actually see no water drip marks in this picture on the facia board. The gutters or installed correctly.

More pictures of water spots on facia board.

Some of this facia board will need to be replaced. You don't get to see conventional roof framing very often, any more.

Someone put some type of screening underneath this hot water heater pressure relief valve pipe. Someone's obviously worried about insects or house pests.

Here's a good picture of attic ventilation blocks on the exterior of a home. These ventilation blocks allow outside air to circulate in your attic.

Another picture of the fascia board.

Usually the fascia board next to a chimney like the picture above needs to be checked for dry rot and termite damage. Any spots where water can accumulate need to be checked.

 

 

Does Water Damage Create Termite Damage? - There is a very good chance, that if your home is suffering from water damage and it's in the right climate, you could easily find yourself with double the trouble. Termites are attracted to moisture and if your wood is moist, you're termites are going to be in heaven.

Termite Damage or Termite Droppings - If you don't know the difference between termite droppings and termite damage, I would like to share something with you. If you see that you have termite droppings, there is a good chance that you have termite damage.

Structural Home Repairs Should Only Be Made by Experienced Contractors - There are certain things that I don't recommend your average do-it-yourselfers to repair on their own. Structural home repairs are one of them. If the structure of your home is compromised in any way, make sure that you think twice before attempting to do these repairs on your own.

Some Termite Repair Companies Do More Damage Than Good - Just because someone is well dressed or a well groomed, doesn't make them professional repairman, even though our subconscious mind easily puts the two and two together and assumes that these people know what they're doing. Most homeowners don't know the difference between a good home repair and a bad one anyway. This lets some termite repair companies get away with poor home repairs.

How Much Damage Can a Termite Actually Do to a House? - If you really want to know the truth, it's probably going to shock you. I have heard stories, of termites in tropical climates, destroying vast amounts of lumber, within short periods of time.

Subterranean Termite Damage Description- Home Repair Facts - It's hard to imagine, but most people have rarely if ever see a subterranean termite. Even if they see one, would they know what it was? Well, I'm here to give you an idea of what a subterranean termite looks like and some of the damage that it can do to your home.

House Pest That Can Cost You Big Money -Termite Damage - Now if you don't know what a termite is or the damage that they can do to your home, it's time to give you a lesson of a lifetime. If you're a homeowner, you should pay strict attention to what I'm about to say and what you are about to learn.

Five Things That a Termite Inspection Company Might Not Ever Say - I don't think that I've ever heard of a termite inspector, ever go to a home and not find any termites. Even if the home doesn't have any damage that is visible from the termites, it seems like it's always a good idea, to tent the home, just in case, for protection. Anyway, here's five things that you might not ever hear a termite inspector ever say.

 

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