Sorry, I guess I have been looking at it too long.
It is foam insulation that has deteriorated over the years.
The problem is entirely cosmetic. I am trying to figure out
the best way to cover, replace, mask, etc the insulation.
What is the distance from the exterior wall to the center joist and then to
the drip line shown in the above picture?
I am thinking vinyl soffit but the span might be to great.
OTH can you not just remove the insulation and paint the bottom side of the
What do you do with the joints of the soffit? I haven't
worked with it. Can the sections be managed?
Ya, I guess that could be done. In the one picture where the roofing
is visible, I cut the insulation leaving the piece above the
2x4 joist. I would probably have to cut that insulation out and
hammer the nails down.
Just wondering if someone has a magic, nothing-to-it solution.
Vinyl soffitt goes up like siding except you never do butt joints. It
installs like tongue and groove. You would have a good bit of waste. You
would get 2 53" cuts per 12' board. Also I think the span it too great.
When I use it on porches I always nail it every 16". That may be more nails
than required. I really don't know the maximum span.
Removal and painting is the low cost option.
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