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Old 09-27-2011, 11:27 PM   #1
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soffit or siding?


what would you do first and why?
aluminum soffit or vinyl siding?

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Vinyl siding first and then finish the soffit because that’s how I do it others might do it differently.

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We've done it both ways (over the years - 30 to 35).
Now we'll, usually run the siding up - do the soffit - end the
siding in "J" channel w/ finish trim (UT)/Double UT.....
It's more complex ("jumping through hoops") to put the soffit "J"
on top of vinyl siding - correctly.

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ive done it both ways. 98% of the homes i install siding on are reno's that we do start to finish, once we have the house weather tight and the fascia board is on we snap the lines for the f channel that takes the sofft, at that point we take measurements for the soffit. one guy starts cutting a pile of soffit then he installs it while the rest of us work our way up the wall.

the advantage of putting the soffit up first is to keep birds out of the attic space, they can fly up into the house if the eaves are wide open
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anyone have pics of this?
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on the little I have done,,,found it easier to run siding up, then you can vary soffit slightly to pick best spot. first one it came out exactly at the hardest spot,

Gable ends soffit f holder goes first then siding undersill ,,,then side right up to it
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You want to be sure the wb of the siding runs up past the soffit.

I prep the entire wall which includes running the soffit. Install the corners which butt into the soffit then start siding.
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what is wb???
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what is wb???
Weather Barrier.

The Felt or Tyvek etc. behind the siding.

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