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Old 08-10-2009, 08:10 AM   #1
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Rough Fascia needed?


I'm working on the roof for a small addition. This roof will tie into the existing roof with a 16" overhang on both. Both new and existing are hip roofs. The old roof has the fascia directly attached to the rafter tails. The fascia is in good shape so I won't be replacing this on the old roof.
My plan is to match the construction of the existing roof. Before I cut the rafter tails to length. Is there any reason why I should add a rough fascia to the new roof or is it OK to attach the fascia to the tails?
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Around here most fascia also serves as the subfascia. Personally, I'd install a subfascia or blocking between the rafter tails. Not completely necessary though.

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Your choice. "My plan is to match the construction of the existing roof." The only place I would use it is at the gable over-hangs, to hold up the barge rafter (fly rafter) if the fascia board was not sufficient enough. Then, side nailed from the second rafter back- into it, and through it-into the gable tail. Cutting the gable tail 1-1/2" shorter first. Or if you have closed soffits and need it as a nailer. Be safe, G
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