Roof Trim?

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Roof Trim?

Hey everyone,
I am not sure if this is the correct place to post this question, but I recently had my roof repaced but not the wood trim. The wood is in bad shape, but I had the idea that I would sand, fill and paint the old wood. However I don't even know if filling with wood fill is worth it at this point. I can't replace the wood, so just wondering what the best course of action is at this point. Should I continue sanding and just paint, or should I attempt to fill in the holes and cracks, and if so, what should I use?
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Old 02-28-13, 04:32 AM
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Welcome to the forums! How old is this house? Why is there no paint on the wood? I really don't see much recourse but to replace it. No good roofer would have done re roof without at least suggesting replacement of the subfascia boards. If he suggested it and you declined, then you have a lot of work ahead of you.
 
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I agree, the wood needs to be replaced. You could use Durham's RockHard Putty but the repairs will only be as good as the wood it's applied to. I could probably talked into repairing the wood but no way would I warrant that part of the paint job.
 
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Repairs

I would repair the structural damage and then cover with trim coil colored to match the drip edge.
 
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I agree, I think that wood is beyond repair.
 
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The facia boards are mainly cosmetic. Do you have more time or money? Time, scrape. fill and paint. Money, ensure the wood is securely nailed on, then cover it with coil stock that matches your drip edge. If you'd care to go so far, you could also install soffit along with facia material.
 
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To answer a couple of the questions asked, the house is '78, I bought it in bad shape thinking I could fix it up later and I live in Vegas where the summer sun is especially brutal so most of the wood on the south and west walls is pretty bad.

After reading some of your responses I have a couple quick questions.

1. Is trim coil a job I could do well myself. I have researched a little and can't seem to find a good diy video.

2. How much do you think a fascia replacement would cost? I have a typical bed ranch 1456 sq/ft. I would paint it, where just talking wood and installation.

3. I'm only planning on being in the house for another 2-3 years. At this point, what do you think is the most economical choice.

Thanks for all your feedback
 
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#1 - yes, but you'll need a bending brake. They can be rented.

#2 - you can get material prices at your local lumber yard. Installation cost can vary greatly depending on locale. Generally it's best to get several estimates and check references.

#3 - if you supply the labor, paint is cheapest but having a maintenance free fascia could be a big selling point when that times comes.
 
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