"We were back at the treehouse job today to get the soffit and fascia on so the painters can paint and the gutter guys can do their work. We started by stringing the soffit and fascia framing and added blocking were necessary to straighten both. Then we ripped the 1x Azek soffit and fastened it to the framing with Cortex screws. At the joints I did a butt cut and added two Lamello clamex connectors to pull both sides of the joint together. In addition to the clamex we added adhesive. On the fascia I did the same thing except I could only fit one connector. The two outside 45 degree miters I use tenso connectors with adhesive that makes a really fast and secure miter. The Cortex plugs fit the clamex holes which was an added surprise!"
"We finished the stairs and started on the main deck and landing borders. Using Azek adhesive with three Lamello fittings for the long miters(7-1/4” wide border boards) to clamp and hold the pieces tight while the glue sets."
"We finished the front and back gables with frieze, rake, and soffit boards. I used clamex connectors and adhesive on all the miters. We milled a 1-3/4” cove moulding to match the existing moulding on the house. We choose Azek instead of the pine that was used on the house to make the cove moulding so that rot won’t be an issue in the future. We similarly replaced the wood brick moulding and 6/4 sills on the two garage windows. I used clamex connectors and West Systems 610 epoxy to attach the Azek sills to the wood windows. Using clamex connectors and adhesive on the brick mould casing miters which were then screwed to the window jambs and plugged. Once the windows were installed we installed 3/4”x10” cedar clapboard on the back gable with 7d stainless steel ring shank nails. To help support one end of the clapboard I made a quick bracket out of a piece of aluminum I had in the truck."