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Question DetailsAsked on 2/4/2018

Labor cost remove 285ft. Fascia on 2 stordfy house

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You did not say why you are looking for fascia removal only, assuming here you mean wood, not "fascia covers" of sheet metal over the wood fascia boards. Would normally be done by a Carpentery or Gutters or Roofing contractor as prep for other work - fascia/soffit replacement, gutter replacement, or reroofing.

This is generally a two-person job, because knock an 8 foot or so foot piece, even if only 1/4 or 1/2" material, you can still damage plantings or windows below you. Plus for 2x material generally takes two people to do it. Though I once cheated and did it alone - by using a sawzall and cutting through the middle of each rafter span first (about every 2 feet on gable fascia), so the pieces were only about 2 feet long, then going back and hammering them off from the "inside" with a weighted hammer so the pieces flew away from the house. For a lot of fascia sometimes fastest to do it that way anyway - one man cutting to short lengths (and cutting through sheathing fasteners if going into the top of the fascia - common with 2x fascia stock), the other on different ladder knocking it off.

Generally speaking, ROUGH numbers and assuming no significant interference by fancy plantings or trees or such, and assuming nailed rather than screwed on, probably a low of around $1/LF. With greater heights (like gable end of second story) or if fastened in from the roof sheathing and the roof is not going to be reroofed as part of this job, and certainly if 2x6 or heavier material, more like around $2 to maybe even $3/LF - so rough numbers including some assumed gable fascia, I would expect quotes around $400-900 for your job depending on factors. Might be less with a small carpenter or handyman who only charges about $25-40/hour, but I would expect on the order of at least 5 and probably more like 8-12 manhours for 285LF.

Here are two previous related questions, one of them detailing factors which would affect your cost too. Probably the most significant - if gutters have to be removed first to get at the fascia (definitely a two-person job), and if the roof sheathing is nailed or screwed down into the top of the fascia board. Heights over about 15-16 feet or so can also increase the cost because of the increased time needed to safely handle the pieces as they come off - not fun slinging lengths of 2x6or 2x8 around 20 feet off the ground.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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