new gutters-do we really need fascia?
1979 trilevel with exposed rafter tails, does fascia have functional purpose or is it entirely esthetic?
MORE INFO: See added photos. We're about to have the place re-roofed and replace gutters. The Husband took down gutters last year and repaired rafter rail rot - except for one length along the north side of the second story - we don't have a tall enough ladder.
1. First & foremost, preventing any future rot. we're concerned about remaining rot behind the second story gutter. Does fascia board give any structural integrity to the gutter installation? We don't think the esthetics warrant the expense.
2. If there IS a structural reason to add fascia, is it even feasible? As you can see in the photos, the old roof extends EXACTLY to the edge of the rafter tails.
DARN. I guess I can't attach two photos to one message. I will add the second photo as a reply
This post was edited by laurieinseattle on Mon, Jul 22, 13 at 19:47