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Old 08-09-2011, 09:00 PM   #1
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I have looked around and cannot find any tips on whether I should install the fascia or the decking first. Does it matter? I plan on having the decking overhang the fascia by an inch or so if that changes anything. It is also Trex decking. Thanks for the help.

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Run your decking first.

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Sorry but if you can't figure that out
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I have looked around and cannot find any tips on whether I should install the fascia or the decking first. Does it matter? I plan on having the decking overhang the fascia by an inch or so if that changes anything. It is also Trex decking. Thanks for the help.
You can do it either way. If you do the decking first, you just need to leave it extended past the rim joists evenly around the deck and take into account the fascia thickness.
If you do the fascia first, you can just extend the deck over the board the projection you want.
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I have looked around and cannot find any tips on whether I should install the fascia or the decking first. Does it matter? I plan on having the decking overhang the fascia by an inch or so if that changes anything. It is also Trex decking. Thanks for the help.
It doesn't matter what you do first.
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Interesting. We always run the facia first setting it up the thickness of the deck. When laying the deck just drop it down and slide it to the facia- eveything aligns itself. I wonder though, why would you want the deck to extend out over the facia? If you are looking for a drip edge to get the rain away from the facia, look to the Style D, Type L roof edging. Like this one:
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Interesting. We always run the facia first setting it up the thickness of the deck. When laying the deck just drop it down and slide it to the facia- eveything aligns itself. I wonder though, why would you want the deck to extend out over the facia? If you are looking for a drip edge to get the rain away from the facia, look to the Style D, Type L roof edging. Like this one:
http://www.dotmetalproducts.com/dotm...duct.php?id=12
Why would anyone ever put that on a deck?
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Run the decking first. Fascia is always last. You need to install railing as well and I'm sure you don't want to go through the fascia as well. Take the trex back trust me
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If your decking is going to overhang the fascia I’d run the fascia first.

That way if the fascia has any crown it will be easier to work it out.
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Interesting. We always run the facia first setting it up the thickness of the deck. When laying the deck just drop it down and slide it to the facia- eveything aligns itself. I wonder though, why would you want the deck to extend out over the facia? If you are looking for a drip edge to get the rain away from the facia, look to the Style D, Type L roof edging. Like this one:
http://www.dotmetalproducts.com/dotm...duct.php?id=12
I think the OP is talking about a "patio" deck, not a roof deck. And, on the subject of roof decks, your sheathing should always overlap the fascia board as a last line of defense against water intrusion.
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Thanks for all the replies. It looks like the overwhelming response is to go with the decking first, so that is what I am going to do. Also, thanks for the reminder on the railing dvatt. I am going with a glass railing and will need to put blocking in before I install them. I imagine it will be easier to have the rim joist open as an option to put a screw through if I need to.

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When the deck boards run over the facia you can mark a chalk line for the desired overhand and cut the boards off with a skill saw..



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