64 ft long eave is aluminum soffitted with 12" wide by 2' long panels. Naturally the one needing replacement is some where in the center of this long run. Can it be successfully removed/replaced with a new panel without removing all the preceding panels back to either end?
It seems I can snip out the panel by cutting a 4" wide x 12" long strip, removing that strip and then slip the remaining soffit panel out of the F channel. The portion of the panel that's nailed to the bottom of the fascia ledger board can? be un-nailed at its single corner support. The Aluminum fascia trim will probably need to be loosened in order to gain access to the nail.
Question? Will I be able to slightly bow the new replacement panel to slip into the F channel and also engage the panel to panel slip-ins and corner nail at fascia.? Any encouragement would be appreciated.