How to install new PVC fascia step-by-step

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How to install new PVC fascia step-by-step
PVC fascia trim can be installed on the outside of any home. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

PVC trim fascia is a new type of fascia board that is an alternative to wood, vinyl or aluminium. A great advantage of PVC trim is that it will not rot, twist, split or warp. You can also leave it unpainted and it can be cut just like a regular wood product. PVC fascia trim comes in various sizes to fit your particular needs. Installing PVC fascia trim is similar to installing regular wood fascia, but a few extra precautions must be taken to ensure the project is completed correctly.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • Ladder
  • PVC cement
  • Black marker
  • Circular saw
  • Hammer
  • Siding nails
  • Safety goggles

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure the front of the house. Run a tape measure across the base of the house, and measure all sides where you will be installing fascia board. Record the measurement in metres to determine how many pieces of fascia trim you will need.

  2. 2

    Position a ladder at any corner of the house. Open up a can of PVC cement and spread it out over the back of the fascia trim with the provided brush. Cover the entire surface of the trim.

  3. 3

    Hold the trim up at the front of the house, directly under the overhang of the eave, and press it firmly into place. Run your hands over the entire surface until the trim is secured to the front of the house.

  4. 4

    Cover the second piece of PVC trim with the cement, and install it in the same manner. Butt it up to the first, affixing it just as you did the first piece. Continue around the entire house until you reach the end of the first side.

  5. 5

    Measure and mark the final piece of the first side with a black marker. Line up the mark with the blade of a circular saw, and cut the piece to size with the saw. Run the blade of the saw through the mark, and install the final piece of the first side in the same manner.

  6. 6

    Hammer siding nails directly into the centre of the PVC trim. Space out the nails every 20 cm (8 inches) down the entire front of the house until you reach the end. Install the trim around the rest of the house in the same way.

Tips and warnings

  • Glue all joints with PVC glue.
  • Be sure to follow all manufacturer's instructions concerning types of nails to use.
  • Always wear safety goggles when you are working with a circular saw. This will to protect your eyes from dust.

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