Could someone please point me to a website that has info,products,ect.
including how to use a break and installing alluminum facia and vinyl
soffits? Gonna vinyl the house in the spring and trying to get a little
headstart and yes I did Google this group for info but all I seemed to find
was endless arguements on the evil of vinyl...LOL....Thanks for any help....
Try the online manuals at:
As far as just the soffit and facia is concerned, you can buy pre-made pieces,
no need for a brake, although bending your own give you more choices on how
everything looks. At any rate, using a brake isn't something that I have ever
seen a good online write-up for. It takes practice, and seeing a variety of
things made to decide what to bend.
You can go to Tapco and click on the various brakes, then view their manuals
online. http://www.tapcotools.com /
I use a Tapco brake and their Brake Buddy to make facias, window surrounds and
rakes that you simply cannot buy, very nice looking. Here are a few things made
with the Brake Buddy.
I never use J channel to trim out a window or door, I often make a one piece
brick mold with built-in J channel:
Here are my rake panels/facia panels, three passes with the Brake Buddy to
raise the panels:
Custom porch beam wraps that snap into place, no fasteners.
Thanks Dennis,that's just what I was looking for. The reason I need the
brake is my facia and rake are not flat . I have a 1x2 under the dripedge on
the top of the 1x6 facia/rake. Checked out your pics...NICE work....
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