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Soffit repair/replace
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I’m hiring a contractor to repair/replace my soffit and gutters. I have original wooden soffit built in 1983. House is 1050 sqft. It has some wood rot on the soffit at the corners, as I can push my Hand through easily if attempted. Some paint is coming off the side wood trim, and soffit does not vent good. They quoted me around $3,200 to come out and put aluminum soffit coverings over the wood already in place, and drill new vent holes. My question is, is this standard practice? I thought they would replace all the old wood etc. They stated no need, and just want to cover all trim fascia board and soffit with vinyl aluminum and call it a day. Or course new gutters and downspouts as well. Thanks for any help!

Dr. Gregory
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Dr. Gregory

Ok it seems to me that you have a typical contractor that wants to make money by replacing everything with metal or viynl. You may want more quotes, and in particular ask for someone who would do a small job and repair the bad wood with new wood. You can find these kind of folks, they often are not part of a big company.

Mike
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Mike

(2nd attempt to respond.)

I'm attaching a pic of my soffit area -- is this what you're referring to? The 'ceiling' and accompanying 'crown' molding and fascia boards?

I tend to agree wtih Greg. Most Victorian home owners in my area try to replace their rotted / water-damaged wood with similar material -- mostly CAH redwood. Spendy but stays true to form / function.

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