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Old 08-30-2019, 08:06 PM   #1
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Deck Fascia Board Attachment


I have quite a bit of 3/4" x 11 1/4" fascia to install on a deck. what have you guys found to be a good method and what are the best type of screws to use to attach 1 x 12 composite fascia to avoid any potential cupping, buckling, bowing, screw pull through and all the other good things I have seen with this wonderful fascia material. Thanks for any info.
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2x10 framing? I use riser board for 2x8

Wider cups so I avoid it when I can.

I have been sticking with #7 colored Smart Bits. STARLOC???? I think.

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Quickgrips are very helpful too
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I use Trapease composite color matching screws. Line them up with a square as we go. Predrill everything with a 1/8" bit. Standard install. 2 screws every sixteen inches.


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I use Trapease composite color matching screws. Line them up with a square as we go. Predrill everything with a 1/8" bit. Standard install. 2 screws every sixteen inches.


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2 screws enough vertically on the full 11 1/4" height? how much do you gap the butt joint for a 12' piece?
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I've never put three screws. 2 every 16 and I've not had any issues. Three is just too busy imo. Depending on the weather I rarely gap facia. However it's always 70+ here so gaping doesn't make sense. Even so, the fascia doesn't move very much. Probably because it's only around 5/8".


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2 screws enough vertically on the full 11 1/4" height? how much do you gap the butt joint for a 12' piece?
It will be two bands around about 19" total height. Lower course will be the full 11 1/4" off the grade, upper course will be padded out with 5/4" and jump over lower course to break it up and create a shadow line. Then decking border will overhang that band by 1"
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Remember it's more about the temperature at the time of install than what it gets later. If you put a 1/8" gap when it's 70 degrees, than (generally speaking)everytime it's 70 degrees it will be 1/8" again.


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We have temp swings all over the place here and I've seen this type fascia buckle and bow off when trapped too tight...
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Remember it's more about the temperature at the time of install than what it gets later. If you put a 1/8" gap when it's 70 degrees, than (generally speaking)everytime it's 70 degrees it will be 1/8" again.


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If it's 90 when I install i'm going to butt it all tight, if it's 60 out I think I should probably leave an 1/8"
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We have temp swings all over the place here and I've seen this type fascia buckle and bow off when trapped too tight...


Heat is the only thing that causes buckling. Cold causes Shinkage. So if you butt it cold (lower than 50 or so) when it gets hot you can have issues.

If it's 70 degrees out imo you can butt it tight. It's just not going to grow much more. It gets 110 here at times and we have no issues.


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Heat is the only thing that causes buckling. Cold causes Shinkage. So if you butt it cold (lower than 50 or so) when it gets hot you can have issues.

If it's 70 degrees out imo you can butt it tight. It's just not going to grow much more. It gets 110 here at times and we have no issues.


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Ok so looks like our temps will be around the 80ish range I'll just butt it tight.
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It will be two bands around about 19" total height. Lower course will be the full 11 1/4" off the grade, upper course will be padded out with 5/4" and jump over lower course to break it up and create a shadow line. Then decking border will overhang that band by 1"


1" nosing is a lot for my liking. We've found 5/8" to be the sweet spot. But that's just a preference thing. Although with a stacked fascia and a 1" nosing that doesn't leave much connection room for fasteners. I don't like to fasten composite to composite.


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If it's 90 when I install i'm going to butt it all tight, if it's 60 out I think I should probably leave an 1/8"


That would work. And be safe.


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I've seen a lot of poor looking deck fascia jobs done with composite in my time...
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I'm always pushing the envelope to get tighter boards. Maybe more than I should.


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1" nosing is a lot for my liking. We've found 5/8" to be the sweet spot. But that's just a preference thing. Although with a stacked fascia and a 1" nosing that doesn't leave much connection room for fasteners. I don't like to fasten composite to composite.


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there will be a 5/4 wood band behind the upper fascia for screws to bite into
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I've seen a lot of poor looking deck fascia jobs done with composite in my time...


Fascia is something that we absolutely take seriously. Fascia is after framing and a lot of guys get into a hurry to get the decking boards on. Not a good time to drop the ball in the eleventh hour. Imo


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