Gap between fascia and roof sheathing – need sealing?
I started my attic air sealing and insulating project this morning. When pulling the existing fiberglass batts back from the eaves, I noticed daylight coming through a gap. Hard to tell how large the gap is but it’s probably 1/2” or less. My plan was to install baffles for future soffit vents (house has gable vents only). I’m concerned that this gap (with no mesh or anything) could let animals in. I noticed some old bee nests in the insulation near the eaves.
It seems like this gap is somewhat normal based on internet searches. But at what point would it be a problem? Should I continue with my plan to add the baffles or do I need to address the gap first?
I attached a picture. Note that I reconnected the exhaust vent before I left the attic for the day; it was solely to get access.
I’m in zone 4a, approximately 1000 sq ft attic.
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