Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Ewan154, Sep 17, 2007.
Does anyone know if Plywood can be used for facia boarding. If it is, is it a special type?
It can, i have used it before on a schools fascia boards. It only lasts a couple of years then starts falling apart. It was 18mm exterior ply.
assuming you dont want to stain it then you are better off getting http://www.master-plastics.co.uk/index.html?target=dept_536.html&lang=en-gb this , a far better solution than wood or overcladding with the the thin crap which then allows the old wood to rot behind the new thin upvc
They sell stuff called marine ply which, as the name suggest, goes into making boats and lasts more than a couple of years in the water. It is tough, durable and expensive. Normal ply can last quite well if properly treated with paints/preservers first. Whether it is recommended for the job you have in my I could not say.
I hope this helps you. As one of the others has already said, there are better alternatives although I wouldn't want to leave wood rotting behind a cover myself.
I have 30 year old plywood facia boards on an extension and although they are in desperate need of repainting (white gloss) the plywood seems fine, not sure what the plywood is though.
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