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Is there a way to install aluminum soffit without installing fascia? I'll have to use f channel. I'm a remodeling contractor but I don't do much siding work but these days I'm taking what I can get as long as feel comfortable in what I'm doing.

I have a reputation to uphold and I don't want to get into something that's nearly impossible or results in inferior work.

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J channel

It won't be a walk in the park but it is doable , I did it awhile back using 22ga U panel and i know i should have charged by the hour on that one and not lin ft like viynl or alum
 

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I started it today I slide them in. Biggest issue is when it gets narrow in spots. I just cut the J where I have to. He already has aluminum fascia. But what they did was add 1/4" plywood over the old fascia about 1 1/2" lower cause the fascia they used was too wide. My other option was to frame the house side, lower it and try bending back the fascia enough to tuck in the soffit. If it wasn't for the plywood it may have worked. I decided not to mess with their crap.

It's turning out okay, he's just gonna have more cuts on the J. I'll do fine on my bid at this point. Good thing is he's putting the house on the market, I don't think I want my name on it.
 

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next time you could also nail the back j on
then nail the front j as you install the panels
it will flex easily

Yeah the first day I didn't know how I was gonna do it so I just started hanging J so I used screws with my impact driver. :thumbup: Might do the nail as I go method on the rest.
 
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