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Fascia Board Video

Hi, I'm Tim Carter and I'm here on a job site on a frosty, winter morning in New Hampshire. It as -2 degrees F as we arrived on the site. Today, I want to talk about a little about fascia boards and some of the improvements with fascia material.

This is what I am talking about. This is an example of the fascia on a house. It can be the trim boards that you see where the shingles overhang. The fascia board is sometimes painted. The fascia can be in various locations and depths on the house.

Years ago, it used to be just regular solid lumber. That could lead to problems with the wood splitting, rotting or whatever. Some of the fascia boards in the past have become plastic.

There is a new one. It is called MiraTEC. It is a composite lumber product. It is wood fibers that are impregnated with a resin. It has a smooth side if that is the style you want. However, the back side is wood-textured. In this example, the homeowner wanted the smooth face showing.

Here's the advantage of this material. It has been tested by a builder up in New Hampshire and they haven't had any problems with it for six years. If it gets wet, it doesn't swell nor expand, like PVC does. You might want to consider this new fascia board on the outside of your new home or if you need to replace your existing fascia.

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2 Responses to Fascia Board Video

  1. We have had a lot of problems with our wood siding (T1-11 we think)
    rotting - its almost paper thin at the bottom etc.we primed and painted it both sides twice before installing - we have a really tough exposure
    on top of our mountain.

    Any other materials you can suggest - we don't really like vinyl

    Arthur

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