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Old 09-25-00, 11:07 AM
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I am replacing several sections of Fascia board. After priming I want to cover all the fascia board with Vinyl and do the Soffit also. How to attach the Vinyl fascia to the board? If I nail it in place what about expansion? What happens then when the gutters are reinstalled and they are nailed? At Lowes it shows using a "j" channel at the top. How to keep it in place? Drill over size holes? I plan to cover all the Soffit after some bad pieces are replaced.

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Old 09-25-00, 10:52 PM
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Soffit is done with vinyl. The facia is wrapped with aluminum coil. Unless you have a lot of use for a $2500 brake, you would be time and money ahead to have a contractor do this for you
 
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Old 09-26-00, 03:51 AM
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Yes, fascai is covered with metal. You can buy it now in 4", 6", 8", and 10". I think it is in 10 foot lengths, but maybe 12'. Very inexpensive. You tack it up with small nails they also have for it, in the same color as the metal fascia covering.
 
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Old 09-27-00, 05:37 PM
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Soffit and fascia both come in aluminum and vinyl. The soffit comes vented or non-vented (solid).

Neither aluminum or vinyl fascia get face nailed. The nails come up from the bottom into the sub-fascia (through the soffit material). The top edge of the fascia gets tucked behind the drip edge.

Soffit is kept in place with "F" channel on the wall and one or two nails through the sub-fascia on the raw edge. If you have an existing soffit, the "F" would be replaced with "J" channel.

The gutters cover it all up. Are you or someone else going to install the gutters? I recommend using gutter screws rather than spikes. They will not back out.

The soffit needs to be done before the fascia and gutters. Gutters are last.


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Old 09-12-04, 10:30 AM
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Im looking to install fascia covers on the existing fascia boards as well and all soffit etc is already in place.
I do not have any drip edging along the edge of the roof...so what would be the best practice to install the fascia covering?
Im glad I found this old post, 'coz I was going to face nail near the top of the fascia cover where the shingles overhang...but reading this, Im not sure if thats the way to go.
I guess I could try to install a drip edge under the existing shingles..but that could be a challange.
Any other suggestions would be a great help
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Installing drip edge not so bad

jatco - I'm working on a similar project. Had a new roof done a couple years ago but did not have them replace fascia & soffit while they were at it (I should have). Consequently I now have rotten fascia that’s an eyesore. Attempted the worst section first & saw that both the fascia & soffit needed to be replaced. While tearing out the old – the drip edge was ruined. It’s cheap & sold at Lowe’s. I dreaded tackling it but it turned out to be much easier than I expected. I just lifted the shingle edge to slip in the new drip edge. Used short roofing nails to secure it to the top edge of the new fascia board. Lifted the shingle edge enough to position the nail. 1 Tap with a hammer directly on the shingle to seat the nail (using no more force than is necessary to hold the nail in place), then placed a small metal putty knife between the nail head & the shingle & finished hammering the nail by striking a wood block placed on top of the shingle. My original concern was ruining shingles with the hammer – no damage done this way.
 
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Old 04-23-07, 09:15 PM
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Excellent. Sounds v. good and thorough.
Fortunately (or -un) you've had to replace your fascia and soffit..leaving you an open and new surface to install your drip cap, under your shingles and to tack your roof too...! - but I could still use that method...and gingerly lift the shingles to get my drip edge under.
This is something on my 'Honey Do List' .. (you know.. Honey do this.. Honey do that...) - for some time..so I hope to get to it this summer. I presume the fascia cover is '3 sided' ie top/face/bottom - to wrap the board...hense - bottom nail up is the way to go. I'll work on the mitred joint at the peak when then time comes..but an overlap method seems natural..with maybe 1 nail (if need be) at the uppermost point... We'll see.
Glad to hear your project worked out for you.......
Doesnt it feel great....Lol...
Thanks for your feedback and input...
 
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