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  1. #1
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    Default 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.

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    Default 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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    Default 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

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

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

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

    I have been using the SmartSide and love it.
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    Default Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

    Quote 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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    Default Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

    For Soffit Bill

    C'mon you are bait'n me

    bbjhfnhss < whats this?
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    You build to code, code is the minimum to pass this test. Congratulations your grade is a D-

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

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

    Quote 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:)
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    Default Re: What material for 2ft-wide soffit and facia ?

    No teasing you guys - tell us more.

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

    Would MDO last in midwest-type environment ?

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