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July 29, 1997 at 4:00 pm #10412Dan BGuest
I am building a garage and need some help figuring how to install alluminum soffits and facia. My question is how do I transistion from the gable end to the eave. The eave extends 24 inches and the gable 12 inches. I want the soffit to be horizontal on th
e 24 inch eave overhang. I know I will need to “box” in where the soffit starts to go up the gable end but how should I frame this? And then how do I trim this out afterwards? The boxed in corner will be too big to cover with standard facia. The guy at th
e lumber yard said to use “coil stock” but how do I do this?
I would appreciate any help
August 5, 1997 at 9:11 pm #76221Bruce MillerGuest
Although I’ve done many times what you are trying to do, it may be a little tough to explain. Your local library should have several how-to books that will provide detailed explanations and nice pictures to help you with this. But I’ll take
a stab at it anyway.
You don’t mention the pitch of your rafters or their centers, but assuming its a 4/12 on 16″ centers, cut the ends vertical to the ground, all equadistant from the garage wall. Run a horizontal plumb line from the bottom of the raf
ters to the garage wall and install a 2X4 ledger with its bottom edge on this line, from the front to the back of the garage. I them frame in 2X3 soffit joists from the rafter to the ledger, cutting each joist at the angle necessary to fit plumb with the
bottom edge of the rafter end. I predrill each joist and attach to rafters with 3″ drywall screws, as these are a giant pain to nail. I then sheath with 1/2″ CCX exterior plywood (no knots showing), and cut the openings between the rafters in the soffit f
or aluminum (or vinyl) screened vents. The facia board should be clear (or #2 for a garage) 1X8 pine. The reason for such a wide board is to ensure you have enough room to mount your sloping gutters. After priming and painting, I run a bead of caulk behin
d the facia board where it meets the 1/2″ plywood soffit, just to make sure the little flying insects stay out.
Hope this helps
December 1, 1997 at 12:27 pm #76848StephenGuest
I need to know when sanding over screws and seams how much is too much,so I don’t end up re-applying any mud.
January 15, 2004 at 6:13 am #202932Ron in FloridaGuest
How do I transition from the
gable to the eaves in the corners? Contractor was a NO
SHOW, so I’ll have to do it MYSELF…HELP
Ps.got my little white nails
June 30, 2005 at 9:11 am #263331Unregistered-Shelley GastonGuest
Just wanted to know how to do this myself
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