On the West Coast, installing fascia
is a specialized trade. "Board hangers,"
as they're called in California,
methodically move through a tract
development, hanging the fascia on
house after house. The prices for this
work are well established, and board
hangers quickly learn that in order to
make a profit, they must work efficiently.
Over the years, I've developed a
method that allows me to work by
myself and hang fascia faster than two
carpenters working together. Using
nothing more than a 61/2-inch wormdrive
saw and the tools in my nail
pouch, I'm able to hang 2x8 fir fascia
boards up to 24 feet long.
Before climbing up on the wall plates,
I lean the uncut fascia stock