Replacing Old Soffits and Fascia

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by James Vizard, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. James Vizard

    James Vizard

    Feb 15, 2018
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    Hi everyone.

    I’m looking to replace my old wooden fascia’s and cement board soffits. I’m getting a mixed view on how it should be done. I have seen on a few sites and in manufacturers brochures that the soffits and fascia’s are fixed directly to the roof timbers, with some companies using small off cuts of fascia as a fixing plate/packer. However, I have had some people tell me that I should fit plywood first to strengthen up and allow fixing points for guttering.

    What are your views of how it should be done?
    James Vizard, Mar 29, 2018
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  2. James Vizard


    Jul 4, 2018
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    I would use a continous vent because it is way easier to install. Just make sure the hole area is slightly smaller than your upper gable or ridge venting. As to fascia, I like a 2x as a stronger edge design for straightness and strength.
    Dirtmechanic, Jul 6, 2018
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