replacing angled soffit?

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Old 05-02-20, 01:36 PM
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replacing angled soffit?

Hi guys,

I am thinking about replacing my soffit with aluminum vented type. From what I've researched so far it seems that all the instructions show/talk about the boxed style where the soffit is at a 90 degree angle to the siding. My current soffit appears to angle to follow the roof angle. How would I replace this with aluminum? I'm going to try to put some pictures in to show what I mean.

Its hard to see in the picture but the angle is to the point where the gutter is about level with the stop of the window.

I'm medium-handy lol.
 
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Old 05-02-20, 01:59 PM
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So I hope you mean replace with vinyl soffit material not aluminum?

Your angle is different but not a show stopper.

There are many different configurations of fascia trim/wall trim/angle trim that can be used to hold the soffit material, your just going to have to get into your soffit construction to find out what works best.
 
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Old 05-02-20, 02:41 PM
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I was thinking aluminum... is vinyl better?

Would this project be much harder than just pulling down the current stuff, and using j-channel for the new soffit?
 
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Old 05-02-20, 05:05 PM
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Vinyl is not better, no. It is personal preference.

Yes, you would use j-channel in back. And where your angle meets your flat part (bottom pic) you would need to have a double j-channel (miter divider or h-channel) where they meet, since the soffit has to change directions there. You need to start the angled soffit in that corner and work this direction. You don't want to work yourself into a corner. If the corner was mitered, you could. On that one, you can't.

You also should not really remove your existing soffit. That's what you need to staple or nail your soffit to.
 
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Thanks for the responses guys. I'm still mulling it over, this might be outta my league.
 
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Old 05-03-20, 02:57 PM
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I was thinking aluminum... is vinyl better?
Do they still make it? I haven't seen AL soffit material in decades, but then again I have not looked for it!
 
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