How much does it cost to replace rafter tails?

Rafter Tail Repair Cost Repairs can become complicated with a rafter tail repair which averages $300 to $3,000. The rafters of your home act as the roof’s skeletal support system. Rafter tails are sections that reach beyond the exterior walls.

What is a barge rafter?

The fascia board on the Gable end of a home is called a “barge rafter”. Often these rafters extend past the eaves to create a place to hide the end of the gutter or as a decorative element.

How do you replace a rafter without removing the roof?

  1. Measure the dimensions of the old rafters beneath your roofing surface.
  2. Slide one of the newly cut rafter legs into position directly next to the old rafter.
  3. Slide the new joists into position beneath each of the new sets of rafters.
  4. Drive nails through the joists and into the new rafters at each end.

How do you repair soffits?

Soffit and Fascia Repair

  1. Remove Shingle Mold. Pry the narrow shingle mold from the fascia using a flat bar.
  2. Remove Rotted Fascia. Remove the rotted section of fascia.
  3. Remove Old Soffit. Pull down to remove the old soffit.
  4. Remove Rotted Rafter.
  5. Attach Cleat.
  6. Attach New Rafter.
  7. Seal Replacement Soffit.
  8. Attach Replacement Soffit.

Is barge board the same as fascia?

Barge boards and fascia boards are very nearly the same thing. They are both long, straight boards that run along the lower edge of the roof. However, fascia boards run horizontally, carry the gutters and support the bottom row of roof tiles. Barge boards run diagonally and are located at the gable end of a property.

What causes roof rafters to crack?

Rafters can split as a result of excessive weight on the roof or damage from fallen objects, such as trees or power poles. Regardless of the cause, a split rafter must be repaired to ensure the integrity of the roof’s support system.