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Old 05-12-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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What is the white thing behind the gutter on the corner of this house called? I have one on my house which is wood and has rotted, but I can't think of the name of it.


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Hey Joeyjoejo,

I think that is just called a vinyl siding corner trim. I think there is a technical name for it, but that's what I have always called it. Why do you need to know? Do you need to replace it? Let me know more to help you. -Gregg

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Yeah, I have to replace it due to wood rot. I was trying to find it on Home Depot's website but I wasn't having any luck.
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Umm, it's all white. If you're talking about the surface that's parallel to the ground, that's a soffit. If you're talking about the board that the gutter is attached to, that's a fascia board.

EDIT: Sorry - I see what you're referring to now. Gotogregg's right, that's vinyl corner trim.

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You won't find a wooden one on HD. Just buy two pieces of clear 3/4 pine and nail them together. One piece will need to be 3/4 less wide then the other so when they are nailed you get an equal corner.
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Joed is right. If you need it made out of wood you will have to make it. If it's vinyl you can get it at Home Depot.
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Joed is right. If you need it made out of wood you will have to make it. If it's vinyl you can get it at Home Depot.
It's wood, but can I replace it with a vinyl one? Seems like that would be the right choice to avoid this situation (wood rot) in the future.
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the thing behind the gutter is the fascia



He could be referring to something else but I read his question as meaning the fascia. That is usually what rots out as well.
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Thanks for the pic Nap. In my original post I said gutter when I should have said downspout. I'm looking at the thing that's perpendicular to the ground that the downspout is attached to, not the gutter. Sorry for the confusion.
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OH! In that case, it is called: siding. The downspout is not attached to the outside corner for vinyl siding. It sets beside it.

I'm just giving you a hard time. Although what I stated is true, it was just to screw with ya as I do understand what you are referring to. It is a vinyl outside corner or outside corner trim.
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It's wood, but can I replace it with a vinyl one? Seems like that would be the right choice to avoid this situation (wood rot) in the future.
The vinyl one made for vinyl siding will not work in you application. However they do make synthetic woods. It works and is installed just like wood but it never rots.
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You can use pressure-treated wood (pine), which if properly treated, should last about 50 years (limited warranty).
Or you can use synthetic wood as suggested, which should never rot, like plastic, woodgrain-like decking or cement fiberboard siding (Hardi-Plank is a brand name for the latter for instance, also with a 50-year limited warranty).
If you use untreated wood, even if painted, it will sooner or later absorb water and rot again.
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We call them corner trim boards. I've been using a product called Lifespan http://www.lifespanoutdoor.com/perfo.../stability.php

It's finger jointed kiln-dried radiata pine, treated and primed. It's really beautiful wood, much nicer than the spruce they sell out my way. It comessin two thicknesses and several widths and lots of lengths. It's a little spendy but I htink well worth the cost. Yes, you may have to rip one of the boards to get the two sides of the corner to come out the same. One warning - pine is soft so hammer dents show up really well, I use finish screws. They hold better, don't rust, and no hammer dents!
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It's wood, but can I replace it with a vinyl one? Seems like that would be the right choice to avoid this situation (wood rot) in the future.
Azek or another PVC trim would be the ticket for that application. It comes in different thicknesses and widths, as well as being available in sheet goods. It machines very much like wood and installs with ease.
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If it's vinyl you can get it at Home Depot.
....or Menards, or Lowes, or any builder's supply that sells siding.

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