replacing fascia boards


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Old 05-31-07, 07:27 PM
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replacing fascia boards

due to carpenter bees drilling my fascia boards, i want to have them replaced (2 sides of the house + 1 side of the garage). The fascia boards are probably 1x6 or 1x8.

Since the house is 2-story high, i can't climb up there

How much do you think it will cost (labor + parts) ?
 
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Old 06-19-07, 09:59 AM
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$500.00 to $1500.00 is my best guess. That also depends on what they will find after removing the old boards.
 
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Old 06-19-07, 01:03 PM
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If your problem is just carpenter bee holes, and not rot, I would think that having the facia wrapped with aluminum would be very satisfactory, quicker and less expensive than complete replacement.
 
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Old 06-20-07, 06:54 AM
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the fascia boards already have aluminum flashing on top. The bees go through the gaps between fascia boards and vinyl sidings. And drill holes probably from the back side of the boards.

I did get a quote of $1200 to replace boards with composite boards. Are composite boards really that expensive ??? Normally do contractors need scaffolding for this type of job ??
 
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Old 06-20-07, 09:19 AM
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Composite boards can be pricey. You could look into pressure treated lumber. I wonder if the bee entry sites were caulked if that would help?

I imagine scaffolding would be needed but different companies use different methods.
 
 

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