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cocean 05-18-2011 11:14 AM

Replacing fascia board on house
Should I use the new pvc stuff or go with the old standard? Also I need to replace the small piece(triangle shaped) where the trim meets at the bottom. Anybody know what kind of wood is best for that piece?

Tizzer 05-18-2011 02:10 PM

If I went to the effort of replacing fascia boards, I'd go with PVC or wood wrapped in metal.

cocean 05-18-2011 03:02 PM

I am doing the lower level in front so I can get a feel of what needs to be done. I will hire out the two upper levels. I'm thinking PVC is the way to go

Termite 05-18-2011 03:08 PM

If you go with wood, be sure to back prime it. I personally like the LP smart trim. That stuff holds up very well compared to wood.

mem 05-18-2011 05:36 PM

Just took down the 15 year old 1x12 cedar last fall and replaced it with 1x16 wood grained Azek. That stuff is real nice to work with, but it ain't cheap! I think mine was close to 5 bucks a board foot. No regrets tho, it's white, gonna stay white and I won't ever have to paint! Won't be feeding the carpenter bees and woodpeckers either.

Tom Struble 05-18-2011 09:21 PM

long lenghts of pvc trim moves too much,opening seams and overly stressing fasteners,i much prefer wood or wood based composites like Miratec

cocean 05-19-2011 05:14 AM

How long are we talking? You are the first to mention this.

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