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Old 07-09-2018, 03:15 PM   #1
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When to install soffit...


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We're in the middle of an extensive reno of a cottage just looking for a bit of advise on the timing of installing soffit/fascia/eaves on the current house when we are going to be extending the roof line in the near future.



What we had was an existing cottage with a 10' deck. Since the start of last summer, we've completely gutted the cottage, reframed the interior, run new electrical and new ducts/furnace and last weekend we had all the walls and part of the ceiling insulated with spray foam. Our original plan was to turn the deck into a 3-season room but once we started dismantling it we realized that the existing deck structure was garbage so took it all down and are going to build a new structure for the 3-season room. We are currently anticipating to have this done in late Sept/early October. The rest of the cottage is to the point where we are running final plumbing and are wanting to get drywall up and start doing interior finishes.



My question is can we wait to put up the new soffit/eaves/fascia after the extension goes in? or should we do the existing part of the cottage now before drywall goes up and deal with the extension separately?



There is existing fascia and eaves (eaves is super clogged and water just runs over top of them right now) on the cottage now and haven't noticed any water getting in anywhere.



Thoughts?
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:27 PM   #2
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Re: When to install soffit...


A ridge vent & soffits are needed for insulation. Will the attic be insulated on the existing section &/or the new section?
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Maybe, do you need or have you got soffit venting for the attic. How much of it will be changed when you do the addition and can you clean the gutter at least?
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All the exterior walls plus 1/3rd of the roof (which is vaulted) is done with spray foam insulation. The other 2/3rds will be blow in, which will be done after drywall is in. We've installed baffles (and roof vents) for the section that is going to get blow in insulation and we've plugged up any gaps with batt insulation. The part of the house where the venting is will not change from this point on. The roof will just be extended, same width just 40' long instead of the 28' it is now...
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All the exterior walls plus 1/3rd of the roof (which is vaulted) is done with spray foam insulation. The other 2/3rds will be blow in, which will be done after drywall is in. We've installed baffles (and roof vents) for the section that is going to get blow in insulation and we've plugged up any gaps with batt insulation. The part of the house where the venting is will not change from this point on. The roof will just be extended, same width just 40' long instead of the 28' it is now...
So you are talking about the gable ends, looks aren't important as long as it is not leaking.
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So you are talking about the gable ends, looks aren't important as long as it is not leaking.

What I'm looking for is opinions on whether we should do the thing in 2 sections or if anyone thinks there are any issues with waiting until we extend the roof line and do everything in one shot. We are contracting out the soffit/fascia/eaves so would be nice to get them to do it all in one shot.
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What I'm looking for is opinions on whether we should do the thing in 2 sections or if anyone thinks there are any issues with waiting until we extend the roof line and do everything in one shot. We are contracting out the soffit/fascia/eaves so would be nice to get them to do it all in one shot.
Will it all be ripped off later, if not then I would get it done.
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The idea is to make sure that the venting is sufficient so that moisture doesn't get trapped in the attic. I don't know enough about venting blow-in insulation when it's shot into the rafters or if it needs Styrofoam behind it like the bats need.
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The idea is to make sure that the venting is sufficient so that moisture doesn't get trapped in the attic. I don't know enough about venting blow-in insulation when it's shot into the rafters or if it needs Styrofoam behind it like the bats need.

This has nothing to do with venting. The venting is all ready done and reviewed with the insulation guys.



This is about whether to install soffits, fascia and eaves now on part of the cottage that is complete and ready for drywall or if it would be an issue to do the drywall now and wait a couple months until the roof line is extended and do it then.
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