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Old 03-31-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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I am starting my soffit and fascia project for the summer. The new newer section hadsquared ends which I was able to soffit and fascia easily, but the older section of our house has crown molding on it which I can not remove under the roof sheathing.. I would like to be able to make the house uniform. But do not know how to go about making this section look like the rest.

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The first is the older section that I would like to make it look like the second.. I want the soffit to run level to house and make the fascia be straight with no bends in it.
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It can be done, there’s a fair amount of work involved though.

My questions are, do you just want the old to be boxed out like the new with the overhang depth you have now or do you want to extend the overhang to be the same as the second photo?

Is there anything in the way like the top of a window that the new boxed soffit would interfere with?
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I would like to keep the same overhang that is current and just box the existing in.
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There is a couple of ways to go about it. I’ll lay out the easy one.

What you have now are squared off rafter tails. What you need are plumb cut rafter tails.

First you remove the gutter and existing fascia exposing the rafter tails.

Then you would sister new plumb cut tails to the existing tails and install new fascia, level back to the house off the bottom of the new fascia and attach a nailer to the house.

There is the basics of your boxed soffit.

There’s obviously other things to consider like how to deal with your existing siding and a few other critical details to get it right but that’s the basics of it.

If you decide to actually do it. There is plenty of help here to walk you through step by step.

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I was hoping I could add to the existing and not get too involved with ripping it all apart. Any section that I start I would have to finish in a day for sure as there are a lot of bats around me. Also how would you go about squaring the gable ends
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Well you got my take on it which is “adding to the existing”.

Can’t wait to see what others come up with.

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