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Two-Piece Fascias

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by simon2009, 12 Jun 2018.

  1. simon2009

    simon2009

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    Replacing rotten fascia. Detached bungalow with half hip slate/tile roof.

    Existing fascia's in two pieces all the way around. Bottom pieces look like upside down skirting board. Above this there's a narrower strip (about 35mm wide). You can see this in the photo.

    Anyone please know if there might be a specific reason for the two-piece approach? I'm hoping I can just replace both pieces with a 200mm-wide uPVC board...

    I can see a slate nailed to the barge board but think this only happens in one or two places. You can see this in the photo too. Not sure I'd want to be nailing into the PVC...

    Anyway grateful for comments.

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    Slates will be nailed to the barge boards so I wouldn't pull them off lightly
    you can open a can of worms so to speak, as for the fascia board if may have been done like that so they could get on with slating the roof before they
    put the fascia boards on, or they just couldn't source deep enough fascia
    boards at the time.
     
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  3. simon2009

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    Thanks catlad.

    Had another look and removed part of the fascia. Both parts were nailed together so must’ve gone on that way. So reckon you’re right with sourcing deep enough fascia. Or maybe just more economical to use two pieces whenever their ‘standard’ board was too narrow.

    Can of worms – I get that. But the board’s well rotten in places. May have to remove all slates along verge to sort(?)

    P.S. Waiting for fascia supplier to confirm we can nail slates to the replacement UPVC barge board.
     
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    If you are going to remove all the verge slates have you considered
    using a continuous dry verge for slate.
     
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    Hmm... Wasn't going to... But would that secure the verge slates without needing to nail them to the barge boards?
     
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