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Old 04-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Have this on the front of my house. Went to paint and noticed a section of bored that is rotted. I don't have the time or money to fix this at the current moment. Is there some way I can temporarily fix it until this summer sometime?

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Old 04-13-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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I wouldn't expect it to take very long or cost very much to cut that piece out and replace it.

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first thing first is to change the color

if you plan on fixing it in a few months, i would just leave it.
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first thing first is to change the color

if you plan on fixing it in a few months, i would just leave it.
I agree.

More work to temporarily fix it than it would to buy a new board and replace it. It's not holding anything up, so it's not critical.
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It's about a $7.00 piece of wood plus the cost of some primer and paint.
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It's about a $7.00 piece of wood plus the cost of some primer and paint.
Right so since you're up there painting now just fix it. Else you'll just have to set up again for painting again when you do fix it.
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Right you all are I should just fix it. A little afraid of ripping it out but I'm game for anything!
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It's right by a join anyway. Should be easy.
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first thing first is to change the color

if you plan on fixing it in a few months, i would just leave it.
You know I thought the same thing when I started putting it on. I planned for it to be much deeper then it is turning out to be. We have gotten several compliments from neighbors on the color.
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You can scrape away the rotted area and fill the space with Bondo wood patch (then paint it). Use a backer board to support the Bondo if the entire thickness of fascia is removed.

Or staple a piece of polyvinyl sheet to cover the area until it can be permanently repaired. If left open, water will continue to get inside and damage the soffit.

I agree with the others, that it is just as easy to repair it properly now rather than first installing a temporary repair.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:28 PM   #11
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The Abatron wood restoration system will fix it but end up costing you more than a new piece of fascia lumber. As mentioned, this should not be a big job unless the rot extends to structure behind what we see.

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