My question is how do you finish the gable end fascia and soffit where they intersect without having the boxed look at that point ?We are looking for the look of an attached picture and have also attached a picture of our home with the eave fascia and soffit already started we have a 20 inch overhang on both eave and gable ends.The picture of the house with the green trim is what we are looking fo and the red trim is our house.
John, my comment is not meant to be smart or critical but.......the difference is one by a fine craftsmen who understands exactly how to finish off a project and yours. It "appears" your builder was not sure how to transition walls, soffet and fascia. Your picture did not show specifically all your problems but often really the boxed look or birdhouse is what is needed. This is an often discussed subject on this site. People purchasing log kits before they have a plan, builder, or a DIYer without the ability to do or get done what is required or not having the financial resources to pay for that quality . Believe me I understand the dilemma that log home lovers face. Yours "appears" to be the later. I don't know personally the builder of your desired look, but I do follow this site and know quality vs those lacking quality. Sorry.
Thanks for the reply The one with limited expierience would be ''me''.Looking for some up close pictures of the transition form eave to gable ends your house has somewhat the look we are looking for.
John, You can look at some web sites to see the concept of tying in the fascia and soffet. Wikepedia has some pictures and Harde Board shows a detail. I'm sure you can find more sites. If you can't do it yourself, any framing or trim carpenter should be able to quote you. Should take about an hour or so for each "birdhouse" you do. The higher they are, so should your labor cost go up.
trying to not have the birdhouse/dogear effect on the intersection of gable and eave.Just can't seem to percieve this concept without a picture to go by.
I would suggest staying with the round look and use 1/4 round trim outside and inside. Caulk first to cut down on air flow. www.LogHomesByJack.com
John, the house with the green roof does not have soffit returns. Returns add support to the eaves and give you a vertical fascia to hang spouting.....in my opinion, the proper way to do it. To mimic your desired look, you would have to remove the soffitts, tear out the level returns, and re install the soffits perpindicular with the roof slope. Or if you install the dog ear flush with the gable wall it is less noticable.
Thanks for the replies. I think that we are going to make the return flush with gable wall so it doesn't take from the fascia on the gable end at least it won't have the dog ear look from the gable side of the house.