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 Post subject: Filler?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:53 am 
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This is my roof and the pic shows the situation.

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The triangular piece looks like it's in its original place and doesn't look like it has moved, and the gap that's opened has been caused by weather perhaps.
I think it can be fixed if I use wood filler to fill the gap. It's going to be the cheapest way of fixing it and importantly, it's one I can do myself.

Can you tell me what brand filler I should use?
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You need to treat the rot with a wood preservative first. I would choose a two pack filler like a car panel body filler as it is hard and impervious to weather when painted. See what the pro decs say :thumbright:

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Imho I would cut it back and splice a new piece of timber

Its likely the timber has soaked up more water and its the paint holding it together, it needs a closer look and a prod with a old screwdriver



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I'm with bob on this one. A neatly done splice is a much better job than filler and it's often quicker to do as well.



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Thanks guys.
Now I've got the direction.

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