A very common defect in homes is when fascia or barge rafter ends run into roof surfaces without either proper clearances or flashings.
This condition can lead to decay of the wood where it contacts the roof.
Proper flashings should be installed as shown in the overlay in the next picture. The details of the flashing is a combination of step flashings at the shingles and a counter-flashing that covers the fascia board and upper leg of the step flashings.
I like to include such pictures in the report, as it gives everyone a visual description of what I am talking about. This minimizes those calls asking for further clarification of what I mean by flashings. To me, the less calls like this, the smoother things can move along in any necessary negotiations after the inspection.
This repair is actually quite easy to install by someone who knows what they are doing.
Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle
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WA State, Home Inspector Advisory Licensing Board