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Old 06-11-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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Best way to wrap porch beam in aluminum


I currently have aluminum fascia installed on the front facing portion of the beams on my porch. The bottom and back facing portion of the beams are not covered and are just wood with peeling paint. I would like to cover everything using aluminum trim coil but I am not sure what the most common practice is to cover the beam in this situation. I would like to leave the existing fascia alone and just cover the bottom and back. I was thinking of bending a piece of trim coil into an L shape and letting the existing fascia overlap it. I am wondering if this is the most common practice or if there is a better way. See pictures below:





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would look better if you can slide your new wrap under the 1'' return of the old fascia,i would think about filling in that space with wood

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would look better if you can slide your new wrap under the 1'' return of the old fascia,i would think about filling in that space with wood
The way I read his post, that's what he's planning on doing. And that should work fine. The wood appears to be cedar and not pressure treated, so I'd say go for it.
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I do plan on sliding the new piece under the return from the front part of the fascia.
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yes.. i see that now thanks
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I would slide the aluminum up behind the gutter as much as possible. Ideally, it should go all the way up, behind the drip edge.
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if you want since its in a protected area you can install the soffit first, space panel properly then when you measure the beam for the wrap add a 1-1/4'' bend at the proper angle to cover the soffit edge,you can eliminate the j channel this way.Depending on the soffit profile you may have to install a 2x2 piece of bent aluminum where the beam and ply ceiling meet first,more complicated but what most pro's will do

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