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  • What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

    Will need to be paintable and look (at least remotely) as wood.

    Was planning to use Miratec for both soffit and facia but they only make a maximum of 16" wide material.

    Should I just go with pre-primed cedar for soffit and Miratec for fascia ?

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

    For the soffit just use 3/8 or 1/2 rough faced T1-11 / plywood as shown in the photo...

    FYI - I did not do the siding on this one - only added the soffit and fascia.
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    • #3
      Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

      t&g pine or cedar run it the long way,incorporate a vent strip or 2
      Tom

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      • #4
        Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

        Hardie makes soffit in 24" widths I believe. You can also use 4x10 sheets and just rip them down the middle.
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        • #5
          Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

          I've made up panels of 2 rips of 3/8" Cedar ply, with dark brown 2" wide continuous vent strip. Just attach the panels to each other via 2x4 blocks laid flat--make sure you lay them out so as to miss the rafters--and make up 8' long sections. You can pre-paint them, then nail up with SS trim nails with the 7/32"(I believe) head. You can even let the leading (outer-most) edge hang proud of the sub-fascia, then route a dado in your finished fascia, which the soffit panel fits into.

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          • #6
            Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

            ACX ply
            CCX plugged ply
            MDO

            I've even seen exterior grade sheetrock used.
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            • #7
              Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

              I second MDO. Or Fiber cement panels ripped to 2'.

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              • #8
                Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

                I have been using the SmartSide and love it.
                Mark Parlee
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                • #9
                  Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

                  Originally posted by Mark Parlee View Post
                  I have been using the SmartSide and love it.
                  Oh Yeah, tell me more:)
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                  • #10
                    Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

                    For Soffit Bill

                    C'mon you are bait'n me

                    bbjhfnhss < whats this?
                    Mark Parlee
                    BESI(building envelope science institute) Envelope Inspector
                    EDI Certified EIFS Inspector/Moisture Analyst/Quality Control/Building Envelope II
                    EDI Seminar Instructor
                    Level one thermographer (Snell)
                    www.thebuildingconsultant.com
                    www.parleebuilders.com
                    You build to code, code is the minimum to pass this test. Congratulations your grade is a D-

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                    • #11
                      Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

                      I was but it did not work.
                      OK, I'll bite, what is it?
                      bbjhfnhss
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                      • #12
                        Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

                        every other word

                        bye b james h for n hello s side

                        this is the big one
                        Mark Parlee
                        BESI(building envelope science institute) Envelope Inspector
                        EDI Certified EIFS Inspector/Moisture Analyst/Quality Control/Building Envelope II
                        EDI Seminar Instructor
                        Level one thermographer (Snell)
                        www.thebuildingconsultant.com
                        www.parleebuilders.com
                        You build to code, code is the minimum to pass this test. Congratulations your grade is a D-

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                        • #13
                          Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

                          Originally posted by Mark Parlee View Post
                          every other word

                          bye b james h for n hello s side

                          this is the big one
                          Got it.
                          Welcome to the other side:)
                          Already There Bill R
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                          • #14
                            Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

                            No teasing you guys - tell us more.

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                            • #15
                              Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

                              Would MDO last in midwest-type environment ?

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