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Old 06-27-2012, 10:15 PM   #1
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30 Ft Up, Windy, And Aluminum. Good View Though.


I'm doing a lot of aluminum soffit and fascia work lately, and I swear that I learn something new every time I touch the stuff.

For example, I have started doing a locking bend that holds pieces together and completely eliminates face screws. No warps, warbles or wows.

I also learned that wearing 25 pounds of snips, benders, drivers, hammers, nails, and screws is a small price to pay when it means doing 25 trips up a 30 ft ladder instead of 67.

What do you guys do to make a prettier job and easier day?

Can you solve this for me? What is the best way to detail the tails of the gable end fascia. I like the little trim nails but I sometimes get warping.
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Can you solve this for me? What is the best way to detail the tails of the gable end fascia. I like the little trim nails but I sometimes get warping.
The best way, and only way for any fascia (metal alloy), is never face nailing, finish nailing, or whatever. That is why there is gable/fascia trim.

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I just make a 90 degree bend that like an inch long and nail the end. Makes a nice gift wrapped corner.
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