cove molding


Old 05-11-05, 08:59 AM
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cove molding

I want to ask a question about re-installing exterior crown/cove moulding (4")on fascia board.
The asphalt roofing shingles extend past the vertical fascia several inches resting on the top of the crown moulding The previous moulding, installed many years ago was nailed ONLY to the fascia, with 3" common that rusted, big time.The upper portion of the moulding was not nailed or secured other than by the weight of the roof shingles. This seemed to work fine other than for the rusting nail stains. There are no gutters.

I removed the rusted common nails and the moulding to refinish. Now to replace.
I would use stainless steel siding nails. But, should I have some sort of wood spacer to fill the gap between the moulding and the fascia at the nailing points?

This is a 100 year-old house in Slidell, LA.
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Old 05-11-05, 10:23 AM
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If it worked for 100 yrs I doubt you could improve on that. If you wanted more to nail to, you could rip a 2X at a 45` angle, secure it to the fascia and then nail the crown to both.

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