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Old 03-25-2014, 03:11 PM   #1
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Im trying to figure out whats the correct panel size to buy.. Right now, its 6 inches on the face with the upper and bottom lips being an inch so Im assuming 8 inch panels... Is this correct?? or Do I need smaller because the top will have drip edge put in???

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Got a picture of what you have now?
Most wrapping is done on site and bent with at least a 10' 6" metal brake.
Any store bought stuff is not going to have a bend at the top and will have two ribs in the center to reduce flexing so it may not match what you have now.

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That is what I was getting at.. The old stuff on the house either has a "built in" drip edge or it was bend on site... Ive noticed the new stuff is only bent underneath.. Which means the drip edge that I will have put on will do the top.. So my question is... since the face is 6 inches, is that the size I go with?? Will it have the bent edge on it also and leave the face the correct width??
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And its all getting replaced so I wont have to worry about matching anything existing stuff
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There is no need for that top bend if there's a drip edge. It slips in under it.
Your fascia board is going to be 5-1/2 not 6" most likely, then the soffit most often is about 1/2.
Posting that picture will be a big help to tell you some other steps and tools your going to need.
The ends of the run need to be bent over leaving a 1/2 bend with a pair of seamers so there's no open gaps where the two pieces over lap.
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So I need to order 6 inch panels then... thanks
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Need to see that picture, need on the end where the rake and the fascia meet.
Premade fascia is not going to work out in some cases because of the boxing on the end.
Need someone on site to bend a piece to cover it.
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I don't know how to load a picture on here otherwise I would... But that's okay.. Im gonna go with 6 inch.. Thanks for the help
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Joe is correct.In my area most ar 6" standard facsia that can be bought pre bent at the lumber yard.There are also a lot of houses built in the 80's and 70's that had a 1X2 nailed to the top of the fascia that goes under the drip edge that you can not buy.
Has to be broke so pics would be very helpful.You will also have the return that needs to be broke.If 6" is to wide you can cut off the hem at the top and make it fit but you need to be careful installing it as that hem adds some rigidity.
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I don't understand what you want a picture of... Its not taken apart yet... So you would see a finished soffit and fascia... Only thing I know is that I will be replacing some of the wood for the fascia and also sistering new ends on some of the truss ends due to rot... And as far as I saw when I had the roof redone, there wasn't any extra wood added onto the top of the fascia so I think Im good there...
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No more I can help you with.Seems like you know it all.
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Totally cool with me.. Have a nice day!!!
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I am a general contractor and have been in the trades for around 40 years.I visit these boards to try and help people out and spend lots of my free time doing it because I enjoy it.I'm here today because I could not do the job because of the weather here and enjoy it.
I don't understand why someone would ask a question on the forum and then disrespect someone with the knowledge to answer their question for asking for a picture?A picture is worth a thousand words .
Good luck to you on your project and I wish you well with it.
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Congrats!!!! You've been in the trades for 40 years.. Makes it necessary to posts comments like your last one I guess... You said you couldn't help me anymore and I said ok.. have a nice day... Why not leave it at that??? I dont understand the reasoning behind it sometimes... But whatever.. I wish you well also... Take care and have a GREAT day lol
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Tim,

Some people are visual, some folks are able to visualize.

I am probably more the former than the latter. I appreciate pictures as well and it usually helps elicit more feedback is all.

Mako and Joe and all the other guys here might, not saying he was here, be a bit gruff sometimes be we are trying to help homeowners get it done right at the end of the day.

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