The fascia board on our addition is rotting out. How hard is it to
replace that and the gutter?
In this particular case, the gutter isn't too far off the ground
(maybe 7 or 8 feet). It's not all that long, maybe 12-15 feet.
I'm pretty handy, but not all that experienced.
Easy done if you build up a low walkway and have help. Two people are
ideal for handling long pieces of lumber which you will need. Current
good building practice is to use 2 x 6 fascia for strength and
endurance. Makes hanging gutters much easier, but costs a bit more.
Stainless screws in the rafter tails will last many years, too.
It can be unbelievably simple or the job from hell. If the roof line is
truly straight where the board attaches it is easy. As another poster
mentioned, scabbing a rotten tail or three is no big deal, just scribe and
If not you may have to finesse the board to get a tight fit.
The gutters are easy if you use the concealed hanger brackets. The old
style nails and ferules don't have much bite in a 3/4" board.
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