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How to Install Fascias and Soffits Using Fascia Tool

Fascia tool are used for an integral part of a house’s guttering system. Fascia tools contain the guttering of a building; Fascia is the finishing materials placed under the fascia. Fascias tools need to be as waterproof as possible, so as not to be damaged by moisture and damp. They will also need to be relatively easy to maintain, and so typically come in a variety of wood, vinyl or aluminum finishes.

Installing fascias, and by extension soffits, is not a difficult job – as long as you aren’t afraid of heights! Often, only one of the two elements will need changing at one time, as different materials deteriorate at different speeds. Before you start to install fascias, make sure that you have all the tools that you will need close at hand.

Make sure only to install the fascia after the roof sheathing. Remember that the ends of rafters will not always be correctly calibrated, so run a chalk line round the house walls, which will correspond to the roof perimeter. Take care to ensure that the chalk line marks the bottom line of the rafter tails. This will help you guide the attachment of the fascia, and will also ensure that you avoid wavy fascias.

If you are still having problems, you can choose to install a sub-fascia to give a straighter line. Sub-fascias come as either 1″x4″ or 1″x6″ wooden boards. These boards should also have been treated and sealed. Remember also that the style of the roof will make a big difference – fascia can be attached directly to the rafters on a hipped roof, but may need additional markings on a gabled roof to ensure a good fit.

Finally, nail the fascia to the roof joist, taking care to ensure that the joist itself is firmly nailed onto the rafters, and is properly aligned. It’s worth considering nailing the fascia in twice for extra stability and strength. If you have a soffit already in place, attach the fascia to the joists with another nail or two.

Finally, you can paint your new fascia after filling any spaces that exist in the joins between new and old pieces of fascia and lightly sanding the surface. Before you paint, make sure that any guttering clips are put back in place, and that guttering is reattached to the new and remaining fascias.