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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Hey All - As mentioned in the title, I'm trying to figure out what material was used to construct the soffit and fascia board in my home. This home was built in 1999 in Texas. The fascia trim was damaged during a fence installation. The fascial material almost seems like there's thin...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    Hi there, I have an old garage that I need to install some gutters on because the water dripping from it is causing issues (an ugly line in my grass). I wanted to install some k-style 5-inch aluminum gutters (the type you'd pick up at Home Depot for example) but I am concerned because the...
  3. Building & Construction
    Good day, everyone, I have finally reached the point where I completed framing of the new sunroom/covered porch combination and am working on finer details. The new roof is a lower sloping (3/12) barn roof that attaches to main roof (about 6/12). To tie the new roof to old, I nailed on a piece...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    Hi newbie here, I have a 1951 house in Los Angeles, and have a little issue with the front eaves/rafter tails with some water rot. 8 years ago my sister had the city help my mom out and the city added a layer of shingles to her roof, double shingles. I noticed the added weight has caused some...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    I'm used to putting in vinyl siding on houses that have soffit all the way around. I'm doing siding on a small 3b/1b ranch that doesn't have soffit on the left and right sides of the house. The fascia board comes off just enough so that the previous installers simply slipped the top layer of...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    TL;DR - water is making its way into the wall cavity from I believe when the clogged gutter over flowed and water made its way over the fascia and along the soffit and down along the corner of the room, pooling at the sill plate and wicking it's way along that. However, that doesn't really...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello (from first time poster) The backstory: My house, built in 1937, originally had an exposed concrete block fascia -- a short-lived design. Just as with brick, there are angle steel lintels over every opening. The house was stuccoed directly over the painted block, making bonding failures...
  8. Building & Construction
    Building a new deck and had planned to wrap all the exposed PT with composite fascia. Most of the pictures I see online of decks with guard posts mounted inside the rim joists show a nice smooth wrap job. Where I am code requires bolts and washers (and tension ties) on the guard posts. I...
  9. Building & Construction
    I'm building a deck with side stairs parallel to the deck. The deck is approximately 8' off the ground and the stairs run straight to the ground with no mid-landing. The deck and stairs will have composite fascia that is 9/16" thick. Decking will be picture-framed with a 1" overhang on the...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    All, Hi, I am trying to understand/figure out the soffit-fascia detail of a roof. I have attached 4 drawings. My roof in the house I live in is constructed like drawing 1. Rafters are cut to size, fascia is nailed to rafters, throw on the soffit, and it's done. I am building a shed (16' X...
  11. Pest Control
    Hi everyone, We now have what looks like many wasps snuggled in the tiny gap between the two ends of a fascia board where they meet at the top of the roof gable. They don't seem to move. It about 24 feet high from the ground. (See photos.) As you can see, one of the boards has come loose...
  12. Building & Construction
    I'm finishing up a steel frame deck with some nice two tone Fiberon Castle Gray fascia on the outside rim. Since the rim joist and rim ledgers are 14 and 16g steel, I originally bought some very expensive($18 box)self tapping gray colored screws made for this application, to be fastened from the...
  13. Painting
    Hello this is my first time here I had termites. Tented. Now i need to repaint the fascia to fill in the tiny kickholes they left. Am in south florida and have to get going before the rain starts up again. I cant remember what paint i used 6 years ago when i had new fascia installed. It's...
  14. Building & Construction
    Is there a legitimate reason why the wall inside the roof edge assembly would be left open? The section that is open is above a kitchen window. All construction appears to be original in this 1950's home. Also, should not the sheathing on the wall assembly extend up past the top of the floor...
  15. Building & Construction
    This is from UK, but I am looking for an opinion on a principle. Our board (6 buildings and 50 flats) wants to replace stained wood fascias and cladding with white upvc. They have begun and it is as ugly as it gets. I feel they are diminishing the value of the property. They were advised to do...
  16. Building & Construction
    I have looked around and cannot find any tips on whether I should install the fascia or the decking first. Does it matter? I plan on having the decking overhang the fascia by an inch or so if that changes anything. It is also Trex decking. Thanks for the help.
  17. Building & Construction
    I have a framed in cabin which I am putting HardiPlank Siding on (4x8 sheets). It is rustic and unheated in NE area. What do I do to close in open area under roof where rafters are, above exterior walls? Similar shed type building closed them in with 1x4's, one on side, one below, painted...
  18. Building & Construction
    I need to install soffit material under my 14' 9" porch. Does anyone make soffit material (D5 - White) in lengths greater than 12'? The house is in SW Louisiana.
  19. Building & Construction
    Hi all. I am getting a new roof put on my house due to a hailstorm. In addition to the roof, they are going to put new gutters on the house as well. In preparation for this, I am planning to fix/replace the fascia boards and replace the plywood soffit with hidden-vented vinyl soffit as there...
  20. Painting
    I'm repainting a house (fascia, windows, porch ceiling). I some places, the old paint is old, cracking and can be completely removed with a little work. In other places, the surface has multiple layers of old paint and I cannot scrape off the paint down to the bare wood. However, I have...
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