How To Replace Fascia Trim
Heavy rains have poured in all summer and your poor gutters decided they did not want to handle it anymore. In reality, it’s not the gutters that have stopped performing well: it is the fascia trim. Unfortunately, most fascia trim is made with wood, and with all that moisture coming in over time, it tends to rot and deteriorate over time. Fortunately, Flannery Trim has a solution for your wood fascia trim problem: aluminum fascia trim. Aluminum will not rot over time nor will the screws wiggle themselves loose after swelling and unswelling of the wood through cold winters and warm summers. The easiest solution to bad fascia trim is to simply replace it with a better product.
Here are four easy steps to help you replace your old fascia trim with better quality aluminum fascia trim
- Measure existing fascia board: Before you begin, measure the fascia board still attached to the house. It is vital to get precise measurements; otherwise, you could end up with trim that is too short to cover the exterior of the house.
- Remove gutters: Gutters are typically attached to the fascia trim by metal clips. Use grips to help pull back the clips and remove the gutters.
- Lift roof off fascia trim: Using a wrecking bar, pry back the nails of the roof above the fascia trim and use something underneath to help prop it up. Now that the roof has been propped away from the trim, you can remove all rotting fascia trim.
- Cut and attach the new fascia trim : The old saying, “Measure twice, cut once” is great advice to live by. Once you cut the new section of fascia trim, nail it into place. It’s as easy as 1-2-3-4.
We have been helping homeowners take care of their homes and make trim changes since 1975. We know quality materials and can help you choose the best trim for your home or business. Contact us today, and we will help you choose all the fascia trim needed for your next project.