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Wood for Fascia Boards

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Posted by: from Mississauga
11/4/2021 at 12:28:57 AM

Is any special type of wood needed for fascia boards? Are all carpenters trained in replacing fascia boards or you have to use a specialist who works on soffits and fascia boards?

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Ian in Edmonton
Date/Time11/5/2021 at 10:29:48 AM

I have a 1962 home with the original wood fascia (1 x 6") which has been nailed to the underlying roof framing and painted. it appears to be original and regular SPF (spruce/pine/fir) material and hasn't required replacement in the 20 years I've owned the home, only repainting.

There are no Code requirements describing material requirements even in cases where the exterior cladding is required to be noncombustible due to proximity of the property line (or imaginary property line between two buildings such as blocks of townhouses).

Any skilled carpenter or handyman should be able to install/replace fascia boards.

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Pam in Mississauga
Date/Time11/6/2021 at 1:45:51 AM

Thanks Ian. I appreciate your information.

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Date/Time11/6/2021 at 8:48:16 PM

Anything that was there before, typically 1x6 spruce but could be 2x6, cedar etc, etc. I have done 2x8 even on old homes..any competent carpenter can replace fascia, you will also be looking at cost to paint or if its capped then with aluminum fascia over top as well.

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Date/Time11/8/2021 at 12:23:22 PM

Hello Pam,

The modern method is simply to use a spruce 2x6, cover by aluminum, which does not rot and does not need painting.

Is there some reason why you prefer wood?

This represents maintenance (painting)

Best,

Andrew

Partex Design Build Ltd.

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