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Old 07-04-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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Changing the soffits outs. a new fascia board was adding few years ago its 2x6 while the fascia was originally 2x4. So when the new soffits are 2" lower than the wood ones, do i just screw the j channel on top of the stucco and try and keep it somewhat straight or do i chip away the stucco 2" down?
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I'd add some better soffit venting first. Check your attic square footage to figure the minimum suggested venting: http://www.airvent.com/homeowner/pro...it-specs.shtml

If those 4 holes are 4" round, about 48sq.in. total---- ideally you should have continuous venting near the fascia board: page #616---- http://books.google.com/books?id=Z8a...lation&f=false

With continuous, you get your 9sq.in.per ft. at each side of house soffit to match the 18sq.in. at the ridge (exhaust) based on 150. With a vapor barrier under the attic insulation, reduce that number by 50%. http://files.buildsite.com/dbderived...rived20936.pdf http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...1WH&lpage=none

Seal the attic air leaks to prevent ice dams: http://www.rd.com/how-to-seal-attic-...icle18158.html

Whoops, getting ahead of myself. Sure you can lower the soffit or leave it higher and wrap the fascia...... Stucco is very hard to grind smooth for the new soffit and look professional.

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Hmm. I was planning on ripping down all that old wood, adding the insulation stops in the attic. Few attic vents already. How many vents per sq of roof is required anyways?.

I will probally screw a 1x2 or something on top of the stucco to attach my j channel too. Should be easier to keep straight maybe.
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