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Old 04-10-2014, 07:04 PM   #1
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Can somebody give me some advice on this. I had new gutters and soffits put in. I also had the facia board wrapped in aluminum.

The situation is the soffit rests about an inch above the bottom of the facia board. The facia wrap was installed under the drip edge, down the front of the facia board, bent 90degress under the facia board and angled 45 degrees upward to meet the soffit. My concern is this installation creates a channel for moisture to accumulate and eventually rot the facia board. The contractor says there is no way for moisture to get in. I see it differently. Besides, what happens if I have to clean the exterior of the house? there will most definitely be water getting in.

Is this install done correct?

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Second post and still no picture.
No clue why there's a 45.

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I've seen soffits wrapped that way around here many a time. The reason they do it is the extra bend makes the wrap a little stiffer so to eliminate any rippling. I don't do it that way. I poke it up under the drip edge, come down the fascia, then have a 1" wide bend that is slightly more than 90 degrees, which helps it hug the soffit. Doesn't trap water and holds up fine.
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Wrapping fascia the way "firehawkmph" describes :
We've been doing that for 35+ years.
Haven't seen problems with the wood, sub-fascia rotting out.

If you've got water getting to the wood -
Water -
Gutters, roof-edge, no "Water-Shield" - bad; or, failing roofing -
ventilation......
All kinds of problems!
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Coil stock slid in behind the drip edge and I punch small oval shaped holes in the bottom seam with a special punch so the only nails are on the bottom, not the face.
So it looks better and the material can expand and contract without buckling.
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The way they did it should not be a problem!


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