Want to replace the facia board on this home. It was originally pine and is 5 5/16 wide right now, it seems to have shrunk at the top and there is a space.
I want to make a wider board maybe 5 1.2- 7 1/4 and put a ogee or some kind of profile detail on the bottom.
The reason to replace it is it is 35 years old and the last owner did not overlap the shingles properly and also the shrinkage on the board let water get in behind. it is not trash and could be sanded and repainted but think I just want to do a better job on it.
1 Is clear pine the best material, I have built furniture in yellow poplar and pretty impressed with it. Have been told not to use it for facia but not by roof people.
2 I have looked for info but can’t seem to find any, anyone know of a site on this
3 I will slice some relief cuts in the back to release tension.
4 I will put the material with the hear side out
5 I figure two coats of primer on both sides and a finish coat on the outside of oil base paint or stain? but my experience is in furniture
6 I realize clear pine is expensive, was going to by 7" rough stock and machine it down to finished width and thickness of 3/4- 7/8"
Sorry for all the questions and probably have alot more just thinking it through at this point