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Filler?

Post by Laird » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:53 am

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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Re: Filler?

Post by dewaltdisney » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:17 am

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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Re: Filler?

Post by Bob225 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:33 am

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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Re: Filler?

Post by Grendel » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:53 pm

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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Re: Filler?

Post by Laird » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:02 pm

Thanks guys.
Now I've got the direction.
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