Exterior trim options
What are most builders using for exterior trim; fascia, soffits, door and window trim these days?
I understand the options to be wood, composite (cellular PVC), fiber-cement or a vinyl or metal cladding. Most new homes I have been involved with in my cold climate area have large overhangs, vented soffits and shingle siding with a drainage plane requiring at least 5/4" thickness. I'm looking for minimal maintenance for a stain/paint application.
I typically use fiber-cement, but with large overhangs have problems with a thin fiber-cement panel spanning a 2'-0" o.c. rafter span.
Posted Mar 4, 2010 10:34 AM ET
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