Would anyone know of any good books that would provide step-by-step
guides on how to accomplish a variety of home repairs? My skill level
probably doesn't even reach competent do-it-yourself so if there are
decent books out there, they would have to be fairly detailed.
Right now, I'm interested in figuring out how to replace 1X6 fascia
trim and soffits. Don't know if I have to remove the aluminum
flashing/drip edge to remove and replace or what kind of wood I should
I assume that the fascia is nailed into the ends of trusses/rafters
(?) but wonder what the soffit is nailed to if the trusses come out at
I know these questions probably sound like pretty basic stuff to most
people which is why I probably need to see some pictures or at least
diagrams of these things before I can even decide to try to tackle
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Emailed suggestions are welcome
<< Would anyone know of any good books that would provide step-by-step guides
on how to accomplish a variety of home repairs? >>
One book cited by many of the folks in this NG is the Readers Digest DIY
Manual, ISBN 0 89577-378-3. Beyond this, you owe it to yourself to head for
your local library and take along a note pad while you survey the many volumes
available. Then head for the nearest B & N or similar bookstore and start
building your own reference shelf, buying specialized books as you need them.
<< Right now, I'm interested in figuring out how to replace 1X6 fascia trim and
1) Rent some scaffolding.
2) Climb on the scaffolding and disassemble a portion of the
soffit/fascia needing repair.
3) Enlist some friendly help, maybe a handy friend
4) Measure the area needing new stuff.
5) Buy and install the new material.
6) Pay off friend with a decent beverage, help on future projects, etc.
7) Keep reading this NG and similar for ideas and opinions. Good luck.
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