How To Install Soffit And Fascia

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hiya Shannon here from the house

improvements comm and I'm just today

gonna show you a quick video on doing

installing aluminum soffit and facia so

today we're installing a three panel of

white fascia aluminum on this new

edition here and I'm gonna show you how

to level across get your J channel which

is the track against the house that

holds the soffit up how to get it all in

position screw it on we're gonna throw

in a few panels of soffit and then I'm

also gonna show you how to do the fascia

so soffit is the panel that goes

underneath your Eve of your house and

the fascia is the l-shaped panel that

goes you know along where your Eve

trough is on the on the vertical edge

okay so i've already got some of this

done but i'm gonna explain to you

exactly how i did it

we want to we want to determine a line

here for our soffit channel this Jade

channel here that I've already got it

out so really all you need to do is take

a level and you want to level a line

across from the bottom of your wooden

fascia over against the house okay so

mark that line and then

mark the same thing on both ends of the

house and snappa a straight line with

the chalk line and then you can run your

G channel to that line and screw it to

the hose and we simply do that by

inserting screws right into the channel

back into the wood of the house pretty

basic once you get up there and get it


once you have that determined you need

to determine the width of the soffit

panel because you'll need to cut that it

comes in a long sheet from the factory

so you need to cut an individual

in pieces or whatever size you

so I'm gonna but my tape measure Street

into the surface of the house measure

out to the front edge of the wooden

fascia and I'm gonna take a quarter inch

off that usually gets you the the right

distance gives you a little bit of play

so I've got a measurement of 11 and 3/4

there I'm gonna cut my panels to 11 and

a half and that should work you want

want to check your distance every 5 or 6

feet because sometimes the whole souza

fascia is in open you can cut a few

panels to that size anyways I've already

done that and like I said before the

panel comes in a long length usually

about 12 feet long so you need to cut

this into lengths and you can simply do

that by marking it and marking a lion's

square line with the square and then

just cutting with the skin snips it cuts

really easy I see people cut it with a

skill saw with their blade in backwards

I don't know if sometimes this metals

thinner and it dents up a bit I just

find it amusing

so I've got one Pete the first piece

meetup here covers in this little

triangular area that you're gonna have

wood inside it if you want

I like this simple looks with a soffit I

want to slide it into the G channel

just like so

making sure I'm staying Square to the

building I've got some marks line marked

out here that I already marked with my

square then you need a small cordless

drill and some small screws around 5e

and there's a there's a channel rate

here that goes rate tighten up to your

bottom of your wooden fascia that's

where you want to put your screw put

your screw in there like that and you've

got your first piece done now we're

gonna just take every subsequent piece

and they basically lock together there's

a tongue and groove type system here so

our next piece it simply goes into the


like so slide it over your tongue roof

pieces of metal together you've got it

there I want to put a joint rate in the

seam where the two pieces overlap and

then I'm gonna skip every second one so

I'm gonna stick another one down here

you don't need a screw and every channel

is not necessary like so I'm I'm gonna

continue on as I go that way now not

being said while I'm right here I can

also start the piece that's gonna go up

on the slope here on the stable in I've

just got to get turned around here

same idea just fits right in the chain

Channel and as I said before the fascia

is the piece of trim goes over this

to make your home maintenance free so it

comes in 10-foot lengths and it comes in

two different heights actually three

different heights four six and eight


so in this case we need the six inch and

it's a drip cap underneath our fascia

slides up underneath it so the facial

slide under there and then up to the

bottom so I'm going to go ahead and

slide this into position

just simply slides in like that it'll

generally kind of hold itself there for

the time being till you get a chance to

get some screws in it I just want to

make sure as well this edge here I'm

gonna fold around the corner so I've got

this put on there pushed up nice and

screws screwed up through the bottom

here but make sure you line yourself up

with these these ribs in the soffit

panel otherwise you kind of crush this

part if you get up there and if you keep

in your mind where you put the screws

before it's off the panel you don't keep

a pattern to it you'll know which one of

these ribs that you can safely put a

white-headed screw colored screw into

and not hit

so I should be able to start with one

screw right here and just snug it up it

doesn't don't over tighten it because

you'll just kink the heck out of all

this stuff and it'll be all wavy

indented so now you only need this screw

about every two to three feet is plenty

on here I'm gonna skip

there and I just can simply continue on

up the slope of the roof as I go now I'm

going to switch around to this other

side and prepare this and here too so

that I can apply the horizontal piece

just be a second doing that so before I

can apply this piece of fascia here I

just need to finish off this piece I

just installed that's coming down the

slope of the roof it hangs over the face

of here so I'm basically simply gonna

Bend this splashing the roofer put on

slightly up and then bend my fascia

piece around the corner

and it just kind of ends up giving a

nice capped area there so we don't have

any any wood showing at all when I went

to put this piece on we've got that up

there I'll bend that back down into

place and now I'm gonna slide the other

piece of fascia

first I guess before I do that I've got

got a notch this a little wee bit so if

you measure the width of your your

bottom edge in this case I've got inch

and a quarter you need to trim it here a

little there's kind of a lick on this

particular brand you need to trim it off

so that it fits nicely overtop of what

we just put on there

again you can just trim this simply with

some aviation slip snips

okay so I trimmed that little notch out

of there I don't know that you're going

to be able to see that but basically

just took this back flange off and this

fits just the same way it just slips

right up in behind that roofers trim

oh flush to the end of the piece you

already put on

like so

I always have your drill within arm's


okay so same as we did up the other edge

you want to go every two to three feet

with your series

hey so I've got that attached I'm just

coming back to this in sick one more

screw right here right on the corner

just like so and then usually if you're

gonna have each Rauf applied the you

trough is gonna cover most of the

surface here I will generally stick a

short shingle nail right here or a short

screw whichever it's not going to be

seen once the EEP trough is done it just

holds us back flat on the edge so you

don't get a an open end


just like that it closes this edge up

and keeps everything nice and tight you

can if you want you can run a bead of

caulking down here generally with

caulking the wood it wants to attract

dust and dirt over time so in the case

of this being white eventually that

caulking won't be white anymore so it's

up to you whether you want to bother

with that that's why I like to wrap the

the end of this piece around the corner

it protects that wood a little more and

keeps if moisture does get in there it

isn't rotting the end over don't go

don't go putting a bunch of screws and

nails into this area it might look a

little floppy or wavy or whatever but

once the eave trough is on you're ready

to do siding or stuck this video soffit

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