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Old 07-22-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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When installing PVC trim like Azec at the top of vinyl siding directly under soffit do you use the Azec as a channel to hold the end of the soffit or do you run the azec under the J or F channel?

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If you leave it slightly lower then the width of the soffit you can use the rim to hold it up for a better look.
Still going to have to use upside down J on the bottom side.
I also insert strips of utility trim (also called under sill trim) up inside the upside down J.
That way I can use a Snap Lock tool to punch rectangular holes with tabs in the top of the siding. When the sidings pushed up in place it's impossible to remove without a Zipper tool. It can also still expand and contract so it's not going to buckle up.
Most siding guys just use silicone or nails in the weep holes at the bottom, one reason why I see it falling off all the time.

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If you leave it slightly lower then the width of the soffit you can use the rim to hold it up for a better look.
Still going to have to use upside down J on the bottom side.
I also insert strips of utility trim (also called under sill trim) up inside the upside down J.
That way I can use a Snap Lock tool to punch rectangular holes with tabs in the top of the siding. When the sidings pushed up in place it's impossible to remove without a Zipper tool. It can also still expand and contract so it's not going to buckle up.
Most siding guys just use silicone or nails in the weep holes at the bottom, one reason why I see it falling off all the time.
The space between the bottom of the azec and the j channel for the siding isn't that a potential spot for water or can that area be caulked?
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Got a picture?
Is there not an over hang on the roof?
A proper siding job should not need any caulking. Some people do just for looks but why add another mantaince issue?
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Got a picture?
Is there not an over hang on the roof?
A proper siding job should not need any caulking. Some people do just for looks but why add another mantaince issue?
Yes there is an overhang but driving rain can get anywhere.
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If the siding job was done right there should be house wrap all the way up to the area where the soffits are.
Unless you turn the building up side down water should have no effect up that high.
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If the siding job was done right there should be house wrap all the way up to the area where the soffits are.
Unless you turn the building up side down water should have no effect up that high.
Do you recommend putting wrap on the sub fascia boards?

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