I have 1x8 fascia boards on my house currently, which most is rotted. I am doing my roof in a few weeks and wanted to replace the fascia before hand. I was looking at hardieplank, and its $20.44 per 12ft stick for 1x8 and only $9.19 per 12 ft stick for 1x6. I have about 2.5 inches of over lip on the soffit with the current 1x8 that is on there. If I put the 1x6 on I would only have 0.5in of lip, would that be enough, or should I pay the extra for the 1x8?
If I understand correctly what you are asking, you should be fine so long as a metal drip-edge flashing is installed around the roof perimeter.
I didn’t know if there was a minimum amount you want the fascia to overhang the soffit.
That sounds like a good price on the 1X6. You’ll pay around 13 in Houston. Are you talking about HLD trim or 7/16 trim for fascia? If you’re talking HLD 6" you could always make up the difference by installing a 1X2 or even a 1X4 Hld for your drip edge to sit on.
1/2 inch hanging off the bottom is normal. One thing you need to check is if the facia has a groove routered in it for the soffit to fit into.
the 1x6 should work just fine.
well worth it.
half inch isnt much.
but as long as your past the sophit it should work.
you can also run the fascia a half inch lower at the top to get a total of one inch at bottom.
I ended up going with the 8" with 4" for the drip edge to hide as much imperfection as I could. I ended up spending more in materials than I wanted but I am really happy with it. 1.5 day job turned into a 3 day job and a little extra. There wasn’t a band (sub-fascia) installed around the house (there is now) and I had a little sag over the garage we had to fix.