Replacing fascia boards...

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Old 06-09-19, 07:52 PM
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Question Replacing fascia boards...

Hello everyone, I have some rot on a few fascia boards which I am going to try to replace myself. I am not certain what type of 'wood' or board to get at the big box store. I know I want something that's been treated and 1"x8" 8. Do I just ask for that size board or do I look for a specific board for this application?

Would this be what I need to get: https://www.homedepot.com/p/WeatherS...3936/206974327

I am also thinking about wood deck screws instead of nails, thoughts?

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While I have used PT wood on occasion when replacing fascia board generally it's better to use cedar or redwood. The chemicals in the PT might have an effect on aluminum gutters.
 
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I use deck screws when repairing fascia's. They hold more reliably than nails and you need their corrosion protection if using pressure treated wood. Plain, untreated nails will soon rust.
 
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If you preprime all sides after cutting to length and paint it on all sides any wood will work.
I'd never use pressure treated for several reasons.
You would have to wait for months for it to dry out enough to seal, as mentioned if it comes in contact with aluminum it will corrode.
Paint does not like to stay stuck to the new pressure treated wood.
I use trim head ceramic coated screws so there's a much smaller head to deal with on the surface.
 
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Ok, so I can get regular not treated lumber which will give me cost savings, but make sure that I prime/paint all sides after cutting and then install.

And as for caulk, outdoor clear silicone would do to cover between pieces and cover the holes from the deck screws?

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You don't use 100% silicone on anything that is painted. Silicone and siliconized acrylic are not the same... acrylic is ok.
 
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I'd use an exterior oil base primer to coat all sides prior to installation. Oil base seals the wood better than latex. As mentioned above use a silconized acrylic latex caulk where needed, then apply 1-2 coats of a quality latex house paint after the installation is complete.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions on the caulk and the paint, duly noted.

So I got up on the ladder to get a better idea of what I am going to be encountering, I tried to pull off some of the bad fascia but the drip edge really covers the fascia board and I'll need a reciprocating saw to cut the nails off so I can slide the fascia boards down since I can't pull them out.

With this being the case, I am thinking that i'll probably have to use 1 deck screw instead of the two per rafter. I dont think I have any other options due to that drip edge. Below is a picture of what I am looking at.

Also, I would like to install a 1x1 furring strip when I done. I assume I should be able to lift the drip edge just enough to fit the 1x1 and push it up as far as a I can. For the furring, do you recommend I paint this as well? It will be under the drip edge and it will not get any water.

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