How to Remove Vinyl Soffit

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How to Remove Vinyl Soffit
Slide vinyl soffit out like a puzzle piece. (house with ladder image by jimcox40 from Fotolia.com)

Vinyl soffits are the portion under the roof eaves between the wall of your home and the edge of the roof. Removing vinyl soffits for replacement or repairs requires a helper to hold the ladder while you work. The vinyl soffit uses no fasteners; instead the soffit fits in between two channels like a puzzle piece. Vinyl soffits and their channels will bend as necessary to allow removal and replacement.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Ladder

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Position the ladder against the house under the soffit on level ground. Ask your helper to hold the bottom of the ladder while you climb up to the soffit.

  2. 2

    Move the soffit toward the retaining channel under the roof edge. This will bring the opposite edge of the soffit closer to the edge of the channel near the house wall.

  3. 3

    Insert your fingers in between the wall corner channel and the soffit. Bend the channel lip down slightly until you can see the edge of the soffit panel.

  4. 4

    Grasp the edge of the soffit with your free hand and pull it away from the wall channel. The centre of the soffit will bend to allow you to pull it free.

  5. 5

    Release the channel and continue pulling the soffit out until it is free from both channels.

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