replacing soffit venting

Old 06-24-10, 11:06 AM
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replacing soffit venting

I have aluminum trim and soffits on my house. At some point in the past someone painted over the aluminum soffits and covered up most of the perforations in the vents. Rather than go around and try to pick the paint out of all of them I was thinking about trying to replace the vents pieces with new ones. Not sure how to go about it though. Can I take off the edge trim pieces and slide out the old vents perpendicular to the house and then slide in the new ones? I'm not sure how it all goes together. If I have to slide it all out along the wall to one end of the house then I think I won't bother.

I'm pretty sure it's all original to the house, built in 1978.
Old 06-24-10, 07:07 PM
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I'm not that familiar with all of the trim options, but often the trim covering the facia is bent under to support the soffit. Once secured in place, the soffit is captive. removing the end trim and sliding it out would be a pain. Vinyl sofits are flexible enough to be bent and installed into the current supports. That leaves you with deciding how to remove the old.

Let's see what the pro have to suggest.


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