My house, late 80s Florida construction, has a continuous vented soffit made
out of screen between two boards which are like Hardie; but not.
Harie Board seems closer to 1/4" but this stuff in my soffit is more like
1/2". It's 7-7/8" wide and seems made of some pressed wood with the faux
A small leak caused by the satellite dish caused some deterioration. I can
replace the wood easily enough but I can't seem to find a replacement for
this soffit board. Neither my local Home Depot nor Lowe's had them.
Anyone know what this might be and what it might be called, so when I call
around looking for it I know what to ask? Is this stuff even made anymore?
Thanks for the idea.
I'd need a full-length shim strip since it would need to contact the screen
at the edge.
Actually I've found where they made cedar lap siding (I guess a fiber board;
I didn't yet look closely at how it's made) which is of the exact size I
have (7-7/8" x 7/16") but I have no idea where to get one locally.
As I have, too. In fact I'm going to use a couple for a window sill where
the RO was 1/4" too low.
I'm a tad leary of using paint stirs on the soffit, though. As you said;
not the best wood, and this particular shim would be EXPOSED to the outside.
I would imagine stirs would be candy for termites... and there's also rot
(paint only is so effective)
I am going to call aroud today. With luck I'll find something. I looked
online and found there IS such a thing as 7/16" x 7-7/8" lap siding board
which looks close enough for my application. So it's made; I just have to
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