Replacing wood facia/soffits

talthoffJune 8, 2012

I have a house built in 1965 with stucco and original wood facia/soffits. The house was restucco'd about 5 years ago but I need to replace the wood. Should I replace with wood, metal, or vinyl? I have very large overhangs around my house roughly 18" and 8" gutters. I'd like it to look nice be maintain well. The other issue I've had is squirrels chewing the wood in one spot. Ive physically removed them from the county and put up hardware cloth to block the hole but need to consider this into the equation.

Any recommendations?

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We have a brick home that was built in 2002 and it has aluminum soffits. They still look like new and I love the no-maintenance! The design on ours alternates with two 6' solid and two 6' lanced.

I'm not sure what brand we have, but they look like the ones in the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: soffits

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 1:42PM
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Sophie Wheeler

Use pressure treated wood for the facia and then cover it with whatever trim material you choose for your soffits. Metal or vinyl are two popular choices, and both are fairly easy to DIY if you have a couple of ladders or scaffolding. We chose to use metal from the same manufacturer that made our metal roof and it's a system where it all works to lock together.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 2:17PM
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