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lodo 08-19-2012 04:39 PM

Wooden Soffit Repair on 80 Year Old Home
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We have a couple of areas where our soffit has been damaged by water. The attached pictures show soffit damage on our external garage. There was an area where the flashing pulled away from the brick allowing moisture and water to enter. I attached and fixed the flashing but I have no idea how to fix the damaged soffit tongue and groove area, therefore, any help would be greatly appreciated. The pieces of metal in the pictures are a temporary solution to dry out the wood.

Thanks in advance,

joecaption 08-19-2012 04:43 PM

As nasty as all that and the crown moulding look I'd tare it all down and replace with vented beaded vinyl soffit and vinyl crown moulding and never have to deal with it again.

joecaption 08-19-2012 04:44 PM

Why is that unistrut there if there's no need for it anymore?

lodo 08-19-2012 04:55 PM

I'm going to pull down the old garage door hangers, but a complete replacement sounds like a bigger job than a repair and more expensive.

tinner666 08-19-2012 05:48 PM

"The pieces of metal in the pictures are a temporary solution to dry out the wood."

Have you completed all the roof repairs yet? If not, you have the cart in front of the horse.

lodo 08-19-2012 10:21 PM

The roof / leak has been repaired. Any suggestions on links on how to patch? Thanks.

joecaption 08-19-2012 10:44 PM

Not going to find one.
That wood looks like it's tonged and groved. There just is no good way to just patch it.
It's going to be a remove the old rotted stuff and replace.
If you fixed it the way I suggest for that small an area your only talking about $200.00 in materials.

tinner666 08-20-2012 09:07 AM

Just checking. Do as JoeC instructs, and carry on!

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