What is the the typical width of fascia?

swampwizMay 12, 2009

I was wondering what the is the typical width of fascia. Also, is this typically a set height to match some manufacturing standard, or is just something that the framers just cut to.

This is important because there is a correlation between this width and the length of eave and the relative height of the soffit (as well as the thickness of the rafter.) I'm trying to figure out what this relative height would be.

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brickeyee

The vertical height of the rafter tail.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2009 at 6:51PM
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vhehn

normally we use a 2/6 for the fascia board on the rafter tail so it would be 5 1/2 inches

    Bookmark   May 12, 2009 at 6:58PM
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mightyanvil

Everything depends on the slope of the roof and the design of the cornice or roof overhang. There is no standard size to my knowledge. If you want to understand the detail you should draw it to scale.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2009 at 8:11PM
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bigkahuna

Every one is different. I usually use 1x8 fascia's and frieze boards. I like the roof to have a more substantial feel and I think this does it. The style of the house sometimes affects this as well.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2009 at 8:45PM
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jehiatt

I got a house with fascias made with 1/2 x 7 inch exterior plywood (actual thickness)). Most I see are 1X6 pine board 3/4 thick.
Is this a code violation in GA? Can it be a problem. Previous fascia was wasted due to no drip edge and roofing way past due an oil change.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 10:23PM
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