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Old 04-20-2007, 10:54 PM   #1
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Question About Soffit And Fascia Repair Replace.


Tomorrow I am tackling the replacement of some rotten Soffit and fascia board. The customer is my mother in law

my question is the house was built in the early 60's and has old style wood inlays for the soffit. Most of them have rotted from moisture. It is a Florida home and in order to save money versus the vinyl soffits I am staying with the wood. Only the front of the house soffits are vented. The soffit has what looks to me like a heavy gauge screen that is used to vent. The vent runs along the whole front of the home to the point of the arch. This seems like over kill to me and possibly why there is so much moisture rot.

When replacing the soffit do you guys recommend staying with the same type of channeled vent system? Or would it be better to space the vents out.

Lastly, The Fascia has allot of moisture rot as well. The fascia is wrapped with aluminum and the places where it looks like the aluminum was peeled back is where the moisture got in and rotted the wood. I know I will not replace the wrapped aluminum and I am going with a treated pine as the replacement. Is there a suggestion to further treat the pine to prevent moisture rot?

Thanks for your help guys.

I posted in the wrong forum if someone can help me out and move it to remodling I appreiate it.

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Old 04-21-2007, 09:45 AM   #2
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Re: Question About Soffit And Fascia Repair Replace.


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Re: Question About Soffit And Fascia Repair Replace.


Where to start?

You're going with wood because it's cheaper???? Where is wood (s&f) cheaper than vinyl? And treated SYP for fascia? NO.

First off, wood is great, but it's certainly more expensive when you factor in paint. There are many products out there designed for your application, treated SYP is not one of them. It will shrink and warp and make your mother in law mad at you. Look into Miratec or James Hardie for wood-appearing materials designed for your application. If you still like wood, go with cedar. By all means do not use trt'd SYP.

If there's rot, water is getting in somewhere, find that and fix it FIRST.

Reducing the airflow by cutting back on your ventilation openings will only cause more problems, if all is detailed correctly, this should not be the cause of your moisture problem.

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Yeah going with wood saves about 30% on the Vinyl and about 40% on aluminium. I checked with all of our normal guys and cannot find a good price. Also vinyl or alum is an upgrade that wouldn't really fit into the house style wise.

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But you're pricing foundation lumber, not what you want for your s&f. And I think you're still forgetting that you need to paint the wood. Alum and vinyl will be prefinished.
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Agree with you "SAME OLD". What the option of cypress? Prime first, caulk and fill second, prime again and top coat with paint. Seems to be one of the most economical and lasting combinations for the salt air environment down here in the southeast ocean front location. Pvc and other similar products locally are almost twice as expensive at invoice time even considering the addded cost for wood prep.
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OK I'll download the spell check tomorrow.
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The customer is my mother in law
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do it right...you may end up with the house some day down the road. I'm w/ Same Old-fix water problem then replace with low maintenance products.
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Most of the older homes I see around here have to little overhang. The water just runs right down the facia then there is no overhang and it runs back on the sofit too. The cypress here in tampa sucks, full of sap wood that will just rot, away go with ceder. Make sure the drip edge is shedding the water off the facia as you replace the boards
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Re: Question About Soffit And Fascia Repair Replace.


Very good advise from above. ALSO look at AL solid soffit vent instead of replacing screen. cut screen out, pry down 1 by, spring in vent (brown or white). bang 1 by back. size will matter . good luck.

PS. add vents to other perimeter area's, it will help with attic moisture and allow insul to work better.


Good luck.

PS to the PS I never work for family or friends. It cost too much, takes too long, and the work is never good enough.

doing work for a Mother in Law.... pay to have someone else do the work... but be sure she picks them... Life is too short
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doing work for a Mother in Law.... pay to have someone else do the work... but be sure she picks them... Life is too short
Or...don't have a mother-in-law.

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