Hanging baskets from fascia?


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Old 05-15-09, 10:55 AM
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Hanging baskets from fascia?

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I was going to hang some flowering baskets from our fascia on our porch. I wanted to find out before I hang them - and the whole porch comes crashing down - that if this was a bad idea....

It seems to be aluminum wrapped with a board of sometype underneath. Is it okay for me to drill in hooks into the fascia and hang the baskets? (its a new construction house, if that makes any difference)
 
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Old 05-15-09, 06:04 PM
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Welcome to the forums! I don't particularly like to poke holes into otherwise waterproof covering as your wrapped wood. As an alternative, do you have column posts on the porch? I have installed several of the decorative arm type hangers (not cheap) on the posts at the top where my wife is able to hang feeders, plants, etc. By hanging them on the post, they may be out of the more inclement weather, and you can control the watering as they may be under the overhang. BTW, how much soffit overhang do you have?
 
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Old 05-17-09, 08:59 AM
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As an alternative to the arms suggested by chandler, which is a good idea, I would recommend putting a heavy-duty hook in to the underside of your fascia.

It's true you're putting a hole in a place that will be exposed to the elements, but gravity will keep the water out for the most part, I don't think it will ever be a problem. The tiny bit of damage you might cause to the fascia is nothing to worry about if this is the look that you want. Just try to use light flower pots, and make sure the hooks are really well secured.

 
 

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