Remediation details: eaves

Adding eaves

Many buildings may be able to be made lower risk by adding eaves. Typically, pitched roofs can have outriggers flitched to the rafters or truss top chords to create eaves

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Modifying reversed-slope eaves

For reversed-slope eaves with exposed rafters, water entry is common around the rafter where it penetrates the cladding.

While the repair will look different, adding a soffit lining and flashing will give the detail some safety. If the look of the exposed rafter is to be retained, adding a false rafter underneath is an option.

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Modifying flush eaves

Many buildings that require remediation were built with flush eaves. It was common for a plastered finish to simply butt into a fascia or barge board, which cracked and allowed water in.

The figures below give two detailing options that retain the flush eaves and modify the critical junction by ensuring deflection of water can occur but do not provide the protection to the top of the wall that wide eaves do.

Updated: 9 September 2014