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Old 07-17-2013, 08:01 AM   #1
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Fiberboard Fascia

What do you guys do on a residental house with fiberboard fascia? All of it around the house is 3/8s by 6 inch, it's rotting and falling apart in my hands, but the backerboard 2x4 is in great condition.

homeowner wont remove old fiberboard, wants to cap right over top, but screws/staples wont grab fiber.

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Old 07-17-2013, 05:22 PM   #2
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Screws and staples will penetrate the fibre cement and fasten into the false fascia. Never had an issue with it. Would be different if it was 4/4 or 5/4 Hardie trim.


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In the past we have use a 1x2 on the underside to fasten the soffit to . Hate when they use pressed cardboard for fascia,
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I would replace the fiberboard with fiber cement. You can go over the top, it will look crappy, the drip-edge will look crappy. Make sure he knows that by saving 10% he's sacrificing the curb appeal of the house, getting only half the job, and he will want to do it right shortly after the job is finished.
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replaced all the pressed cardboard fascia with pine 1x6s and it looks good.
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