How do you treat fascia boards?
- Choose the best wood. Handpick each wood fascia board and make sure it's from a species of wood that's naturally decay resistant.
- Watch where you nail your fascia. If at all possible, never nail a fascia board near the edge of the end grain.
- Use the best nails.
- Paint the ends of your fascia boards.
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Herein, how much does it cost to replace fascia boards?
"When the water backs up, the first place it wants to go is the fascia board." Replacing your soffit generally costs about $20 to $30 a linear foot installed, while replacing your fascia costs about $15 to $25 a linear foot installed.
Furthermore, what timber do you use for fascia boards? Timber: Popular hardwood and softwood timber species for fascia board are western red cedar European oak, Utile, Iroko, Douglas fir, Larch and Accoya. The latter is an extremely durable sustainable option.
Just so, how thick should fascia boards be?
Replacement fascias do vary in thickness by manufacturer, but the rule of thumb is that to qualify structurally as a replacement board they should be somewhere between 16mm and 25mm thick - our most common range is the 18mm Replacement Fascia.
How do you prepare fascia boards for painting?
A: First you need to scrape and sand down the old fascia boards. Caulk all the joints and nail holes in the old and new boards with paintable caulk. Then apply a special wood primer to both old and new wood. Once that primer soaks in and hardens, then you can paint all wood with a 100 percent acrylic flat paint.