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Seeing how Tom Struble cleated his rake fascia made me think a little bit about how I was installing metal when the budget allowed for it. I've done a lot of complex commercial jobs where all the aluminum is cleated to allow for hidden fasteners but never thought about it in a residential job. I had some time and wanted to try a few different techniques. I really like how it turned out. It really isn't much more labor and material for the added look and quality you gain.

http://thecontractorsclub.com/gallery/some-examples

Something I did on this job is nail a cleat piece in place first every 12" with 2" roofing nails. Once this cleat piece is firmly secured the actual exposed piece just hooks it. This eliminates the need for most of the exposed fasteners and gives a lot more holding power and allows the piece to expand and contract more easily which helps with oil canning. The recessed look of the soffit gives a more authentic to wood looking overhang.

http://thecontractorsclub.com/gallery/some-examples/photos-3
 

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Seeing how Tom Struble cleated his rake fascia made me think a little bit about how I was installing metal when the budget allowed for it. I've done a lot of complex commercial jobs where all the aluminum is cleated to allow for hidden fasteners but never thought about it in a residential job. I had some time and wanted to try a few different techniques. I really like how it turned out. It really isn't much more labor and material for the added look and quality you gain. http://thecontractorsclub.com/gallery/some-examples Something I did on this job is nail a cleat piece in place first every 12" with 2" roofing nails. Once this cleat piece is firmly secured the actual exposed piece just hooks it. This eliminates the need for most of the exposed fasteners and gives a lot more holding power and allows the piece to expand and contract more easily which helps with oil canning. The recessed look of the soffit gives a more authentic to wood looking overhang. http://thecontractorsclub.com/gallery/some-examples/photos-3

Now that's a good looking job! Very nice
 
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