||09-01-2009 08:41 AM
How to mount gutter when there's no fascia?
I'm trying a small DYI project on our new, very old home. We have a small porch in front of an office addition on the side of the house. The porch has taken a real beating from the runoff, as there is no gutter on that section. I purchased a 10' section of aluminum gutter, along with all the other bits, but immediately ran into a road block (of course). There is no fascia board. Should I mention that I had to look that term up?
I've attached 2 pictures: as it stands and one with my idea.
I'm thinking of mounting a 2x3 along the bottom (grey board) of the rafters. Then mount a primed fascia "board" (1x6?). I think the 2x3, combined with the tiny bit of rafter end will provide about 1 3/4" + 1" of surface area that I can screw the fascia into. Not huge, but for a 10' section I think that will be good enough. I suppose I could also throw some kinf of bracket onto the the back, too...
I've seen some custom metal fascias online. I really wanted to do this myself, though. I doubt something like that can be purchased.
Oh, and do I need to install a soffit? If so, just a solid piece of wood? Or some kind of "vent"?