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Metal Sticking Out of Exterior of Home

Old 09-23-18, 09:36 PM
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Metal Sticking Out of Exterior of Home

What is that piece of metal sticking out from exterior of home siding/trim? There were a couple of them in various places so leads me to believe the pieces of metal serve a purpose rather than being a defect.

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Old 09-23-18, 09:40 PM
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it's a 404 brace.
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Old 09-23-18, 09:42 PM
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WTH is that?
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Your link / photo is blocked. Use imgur.com
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I'm not getting 404. I'm getting Connection Timed Out.
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Old 09-23-18, 10:22 PM
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Re: Metal Sticking Out of Exterior of Home

I’m getting a low quality thimbnail.

It’s not a bracket that’s holding up your guttering is it?
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Old 09-23-18, 10:31 PM
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Re: Metal Sticking Out of Exterior of Home

I can see the pic, but I’m not seeing what you are talking about.

Is it possible they are ice/snow guards to keep ice/snow from sliding off the roof in sheets?

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Old 09-23-18, 10:36 PM
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Re: Metal Sticking Out of Exterior of Home

It's not on the roof. The metal protrudes from the siding/trim. Not my house. It was a home I walked through on an open house and noticed that while I was leaving.
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Old 09-23-18, 11:19 PM
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Probably just a bracket that use to hold an antenna, birdhouse, or something.
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House tumor, don't buy!
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Old 09-24-18, 06:45 AM
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It looks like metal step flashing that goes up the side of the house along the roofline to keep water from migrating behind the wall. Possibly wasn't attached properly and has slowly migrated down. Or it is installed fine but wasn't trimmed and has been that way since the house was built.


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Old 09-24-18, 06:51 AM
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Re: Metal Sticking Out of Exterior of Home

Looks like the end of a roof metal step flashing that goes behind the siding and under the roofing that was left uncut and sticking out by the roofers.

Whoever did the wood trim work,just made a slot in the wood trim instead of cutting the metal.
Nothing major.But it should have never past inspection.

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What klemsaba photo shows.
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Old 09-24-18, 07:53 AM
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klemsaba photo makes sense.

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Dude. Your house has herpes. Careful getting too close.
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The question is: why would they cut a slit in the siding rather than just trim the metal flashing? Weird.
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Run! The metal is coming from inside the house!
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Maybe the neighborhood kids were playing with weapons.
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Leftover metal/tin from hats of previous owners.

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UFO whistles. Kind of like the deer whistles you put on your car to (supposedly) prevent deer from running out in front of you. These keep UFOs from visiting your house, abducting you, and then ... you know ... anal probe, dude.
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