Wedge the soffit in place
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Push in spline
Push the soffit tight against the top of the channel with rubbery screen spline.
Aluminum soffits are “maintenance free,” they come in a lot of
colors and they’re relatively inexpensive to install, but they can
Most aluminum soffits fit into an aluminum channel mounted
to the house. Sometimes, the channel is wider than the soffits and
allows them to move. Add a blustery breeze, and the soffits outside
your bedroom may have you longing for those restful nights
when you had a colicky newborn’s cradle parked next to your bed.
The solution may be as simple as a package of screen spline
and a cheap plastic putty knife. The first step is to find the offending soffits.
Set up a ladder near the area in question and tap on the soffits to
see which ones rattle.
Next, take a plastic putty knife and insert a length of screen
spline in between the soffit and the aluminum channel. The soffits
may have been cut too short, so push the screen mold in far
enough so it can’t be seen from the ground but not so far that
it slides past the end of the soffit. The final step: a good night’s