How to Install Aluminum Soffits That are Maintenance-Free

You'll never have to paint the roof overhangs again!

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Circular saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Combination square
  • Safety glasses
  • Framing square
  • Hammer
  • Utility knife
  • Tape measure
  • Chalk line
  • Tin snips
  • Pry bar
  • Sawhorses
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver

Fascia folding tool, 12-in, trim nail punch, plywood-cutting circular saw blade

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Soffit panels
  • Fascia
  • J-channel
  • Drip edge
  • 1-1/2-in. trim nails, color-coated