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Old 03-18-2013, 08:58 AM   #1
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Soffit and facia material with hardi siding


I will be installing hardi pre-painted siding on a new home and am not sure what soffit, facia, and trim material to use. I've read a lot of people recommending Miratec instead of the hardi for the trim and soffits, but I don't see that it comes in "vented" sections for the soffits. So I was thinking of using the hardi vented material for soffits and miratec for facia and trim, thoughts?

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:20 AM   #2
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I've never used the Miratec products before, but it has to be better then the Hardee trim. I hate hate hate Hardee trim.
I have to order far more then I need just to make up for the broken pieces.
We have been using this instead.
CertainTeed J pocket trim instead for the outside corners, we also often times use hidden vent vinyl beaded soffit.
No toxic dust when cutting, no painting, less brittle.

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:51 AM   #3
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I had fiber cement siding installed 2 years ago. The contractor I used trimmed everything in PVC. The boards were all screwed and plugged using the Cortex system.
http://www.fastenmaster.com/details/...-pvc-trim.html

The first picture is a one piece corner post. I liked this product because of the nailing flange plus the flange keeps water out.

The second picture is soffit venting. The venting material is supported by the two strips of stock that were ripped onsite.

The third picture is the brick mold that went around the doors and windows. Again it has the nailing flange.
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Speaking of PVC trim, Versatex has a vented soffit panel.
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Pvc trim is sweet. Or just go aluminum soffits and fascia with a color you like. Get the gutters to match.
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vinyl vented soffit is all you need. if you want a cleaner look use the hidden vented soffit.

joes right about the harti soffit.. they discontinued it in canada about 8-9 years ago because there was literally zero demand for it. those that were using it absolutely hated it

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