Roof Gable End Soffit Box


Transition Soffit & Facia from Eaves to Gable by Building a Box

Gable End Box

Gable End Box

When I was installing the soffit and facia I ran into trouble when I got to the eaves end. Where the eave end met the gable end I had no idea how to transition the soffit and facia to go up the gable end. I never realized how a gable end box was built.
Having never installed soffit or facia, I was stumped. Luckily, my friend showed up and led the way.
The gable end box is constructed using F-Channel to start.
The F-Channel is nailed to the house and extended out to the edge of the gable end. F-channel is then bent 90 degrees and extended towards the roof rafter. To bend the F-Channel simply cut notches in the two fingers of the F and bend. Attach the F-Channel to the roof rafter with a nail or screw. Once you get to this point you should be realizing how the gable end box is coming together.

Install all Soffit before Installing Facia

Install all Soffit before Installing Facia

Gable End Box Notes


Wrapping the Facia around the Gable End Box

Wrapping the Facia around the Gable End Box

After all the soffit is installed on the eaves end and the gable end continue on with facia installation.
The Facia can be attached using rivets and nails.

Bending Facia to finish the Gable End Box

Bending Facia to finish the Gable End Box

Facia is nailed to the facia board and wrapped around the gable end box.
To make the bends around the gable end box cut 45 degree angles into the lip of the facia panel. Use the corner of a piece of wood to bend the facia 90 degrees. The two 45 degree angles should then line up and mate together. This does not have to be perfect.

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