I am siding my new garage and installed the undersill trim pieces up
against the soffits. The distance between the previous lap of siding
and the undersill trim is just small enough that I can't place a new
So I measure from the bottom of the previous lap to the bottom of the
undersill trim. The distance is just enough that when I trim off the
nailing flange and the curved 'S' below the flange the remaining piece
is not long enough for the snap locks to engage the undersill trim.
I tried to drop the undersill trim down a bit but it would have to be
low enough that it would end up leaving an unsightly gap between the
top of the trim piece and the bottom of the soffit.
Is there another way of dealing with this problem?
Please post or email. My siding is on hold until I get this worked
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I may have been confusing but the soffit is already installed with the
F-Channel and soffit panels nailed into place. It has to do with the
gap between the undersill trim piece and the last piece of siding.
I have talked to some friends who suggested using small amounts of
silicone caulk to hold it in the areas where the locks won't reach far
enough into the trim piece.
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On 16 Nov 2003, firstname.lastname@example.org (JT) wrote:
Don't. It will look awful.
First, check with your siding provider. They make specialty pieces for
"just such an occasion". If you don't like that idea (or they don't have
what you need), take some J, turn it upside down, slip the nailing flange
between the soffit and house, then put up your undersill beneath it. The
undersill will hold the J in place, and the two pieces will weather the
same. Better than installing 1X's in my opinion.
You might also want to try simply nailing on some J before your undersil,
then installing the undersill inside the J. This will give you some "fudge
factor" when nailing the undersill... you can drop it down a bit and not
leave a big gap.
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I had a similar problem.
I installed a 1X2 under the soffit, then installed my trim piece.
Was able to cut my siding just below the "S" part of the siding.
Of course I had to paint the extra wood pieces.
Lotta work but what's a guy to do.
Thought I'd let others know what worked out best for me. I placed
J-Channel up against the soffit and then installed the undersill trim
within the J-Channel. The extra space allowed me cut the siding so it
would snap in just fine. It looks good too, almost as if it was
supposed to be done that way.
Thanks for all the advice.
On 15 Nov 2003 16:55:07 -0800, email@example.com (JT) wrote:
What I have done in the past is a double undersill. that will gain
you a quick 5/8".. I also usually put J channel above, as I like the
way it looks (brings the trim lines out to the same distance from the
house as the corners) You can cheat the undersill down a quarter
inside the J, put the second undersill a quarter under that, and
before you know it you have gained an inch... that should be enough.
any more than that, and you should be able to use just the undersill
inside the J and work the piece in.
If it is close, I have sometimes pushed the undersill even farther
into the J so the top is pushed into the outside corner of the J (away
from the house).. that can gain you almost a quarter, and sometimes
that can make all the differance...
Just my thougts....
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