What is the best way to prevent water from falling in between the eavestroughing of my roof and the flashing? Currently, there is a gap when looking up from the main floor to the roof and is causing craters in the ground below
I’ve been told a few options but not sure which is better. I was suggested to use:
1) thermo caulking wherever the gaps are, and use screws in some places where the gaps are large to literally fill in any areas where the water falls through.
2) I would have like to use the L shaped screwed brackets (the ones they sell at Home Depot) that would hold my gutter tight to the flashing and fix any gaps that exist. The problem right now is my roof shingles are quite brittle and old (~ 13 years old) and attempting that would actually cause them to break and crumble, when I tried last fall.
3) Drip edges to bridge the gap between the roof and the gutter. As well, it was suggested that in order to place the drip edge underneath the shingles, the shingles overhanging over the roof would be cut off to fit it in? Is that sound? Also, is there potential to leaks from underneath the shingles themselves if that overhang is removed?
4) Is there any other suggestions on how to bridge the gap between my roof and the gutter so no more water seeps in between? It is crating craters on the ground below, especially with all the rain we had last year.
I don’t expect to change my roof until the next 1 to 2 years and when the work is due, I plan to add the L shaped screwed brackets at that time into the eavestroughing. That way the new shingles can over hang the gutter, and leaks would occur.
Please let me know and thanks for all your help.