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Old 05-06-2009, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default Trellis on an Eaves

When it comes to setting up a trellis on the eaves of a house or garage, for those of you (myself included) who know nothing about roof construction, i thought this might be helpful, as i've done some searching and couldn't find any related info.

I had originally intended to secure an eye-bolt into the soffit area, until realizing that, depending on the construction, that area could actually be "hollow" and unfit to bear the weight of a trellis system. So, at this point i plan on installing eye-bolts into the underside of the fascia board through the fascia cover, as i've depicted in the diagram. Additionally, i do plan on adding clear silicone sealant in order to provide water resistance.

Does anyone who's done this type of work see any problems with this process?

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Good diagram. I just put screws into the fascia board, then ran the line to that. I don't have fascia covers.
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Looks good. As long as you get the anchors into solid wood, you should be fine. Most soffit material will not support any weight for an extended period of time.
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