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All my fascia (LP Smart Trim) was stapled today

PatriciaCranberry | Posted in Green Building Techniques on

Suggestions? I’m so disappointed. Not sure if there is a reasonable fix or if it all should come down and start over. Climate zone 3. Central oklahoma. Water/wind resistance gone?

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  1. PatriciaCranberry | | #1

    Meeting builder tomorrow am. They will tell me its gonna be fine. But will it?

  2. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #2

    This seems like an open-and-shut case to me. LP installation instructions require the following:

    "FASTENERS: Minimum 8d (0.113 inch diameter shank), hot-dipped galvanized or stainless steel nail with a 0.270 inch diameter head."

    Staples are not permitted.

    According to most building codes, materials must be installed according to manufacturers' instructions, so this is a code violation.

    The installer must remove the fascia boards and install them according to the manufacturer's instructions.

  3. user-2310254 | | #3

    When I reviewed the installation manual, it seemed to me that the installer could re-nail the trim. They might need to caulk the staple heads as well. Of course, I would confirm this "fix" with LP before letting the contractor off the hook.

  4. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #4

    Good point. Removing the fascia is probably unnecessary.

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