Vinyl siding project questions

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Old 06-29-15, 08:57 PM
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Vinyl siding project questions

I started the project of vinyl siding my house at the end of April. I have never done anything siding related before but I have done many other projects so I figured I would save some money and do it myself. I have a friend that has done vinyl siding before and he got me started and showed me the basics. I have a slab home it is a story and a half a little under 1400 as ft. I am done with the first floor and the soffits. I went with vinyl soffits instead of aluminum actually I looked around and my local 84 lumber gave me the best deal on everything so I just went with what they recommended to me. I am now starting on the one end of my house that is the full story and a half and the other side is an attached garage so it has a small gable for the garage and then the gable portion for the half story. Where I am stuck is my gable ends don't have soffit just fascia. So what I did when I did the first floor is the house originally had wood lap siding then the previous owner aluminum sided over that. They installed lath board every 16 and installed the aluminum siding. I tore everything down to the wood siding I blew insulation in the walls from the outisde then put 3/4 furring strips every 16 and foam boarded in between giving me a nice flat level surface to work with. My issue is if I do that at the gables my J channel at the gables is going to stick out past the fascia and so will my siding. Now all the first floor Windows and doors I bumped out past the J channel and used vinyl trim and it worked out perfect and looks great. So do I put another fascia board over the existing one? Or would I just keep doing what I'm doing and install the fascia like regular and let the siding and J channel stick out? I don't know what the right thing is to do. If I need to post some pics I will.
 
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Old 06-30-15, 08:34 AM
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Pictures would be nice.
Not getting why you used the strapping.
Should have just installed the fan fold, taped the seams and sided over that.
It would be idea of you added added another board over what's there but then it's going to effect the whole roof. (the shingle will no longer have an over hang)
Far easier to bend the metal in sorta the shape of Z molding so it comes out over the J molding.
Do not bend it to 90 deg. angles, you want a slight slope for water to run off, not lay on top of it.
At the top of the trim coil I'd bend it over about 1" 90 Deg..
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Thanks for the reply. I will get some pictures posted to give a better sense of what I am trying to accomplish. Only reason I used the strapping was because the guy who was helping me said that if is was him he would put the strapping every 16 just incase the wood siding wasn't in the greatest shape we would have something sturdy to nail into. Not sure if it was the right move but it did work out well. Because of me using the strapping though I couldn't use fanfold I used R-Tech 3/4 foam board because the strapping was 3/4 thick. It will give me some added insulation and it did provide me with a nice flat level wall so I guess it did serve the purpose. I also house wrapped over the strapping and foam board I was advised by everyone I spoke with to do that so I did. I bought a roll of aluminum instead of buying the pre bent fascia so I am going to have to get some lessons on how to use a brake properly so I can get the fascia bent correctly. I thought that adding another fascia board would be the best route but that is why I posted because if I did it would open a whole other bag of issues with the roof and shingles for me. I will see if I can get some pictures up.
 
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If I'm picturing it correctly, you probably need to bend a z-flashing to go over the new siding below, and bend a z-flashing (drip cap) to go under the existing drip edge. Then add an additional fascia board, over the top of the lower z-flashing and under the upper z-flashing (drip cap)... at a slight slope, like Joe said.

If adding the additional thickness to the fascia causes a problem, you will just have to flash the top of the siding first with a custom drip cap that you will bend.... then cap that with some fascia cover. I wouldn't try and bend it all in one piece.
 
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Old 06-30-15, 10:28 AM
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This is the finished first floor I am now working on the gable on the garage roof and the one on the house above that I will post pics of what I am working on tonight.
 
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This is what I am working on right now


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Additional photos of the home this should be all photos of every side of the home let me know your opinions on how I should tackle the Gable ends and also what you think of what I already have done I have done most of this job myself. My friend who helped me start the project runs his own business so he just helped me get started and I rolled from there. I know there are probably things I could have done differently but this is the first time I have done anything like this and I am happy with how it has turned out so far.
 
 

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