This is D-Mac here for Family Home Improvements! We’re in Downey, California for Day 1 in our texcote exterior paint series. We’re going to be doing the trim work here, which is the fascia boards and the wood siding. We also five window openings that we’re going to be doing, but in this video, you’ll see the extent of the damage after the power wash.

In the back of the home, you could see a bunch of wood that needs to be replaced – about 25 linear feet. That’s going to be pulled off. We’ll get the same exact type of wood, which is a rough sawn wood to make sure that it matches these boards.

Sometimes, these type of roofs are from the 1950s and so we have to get something in there that can emulate it and look as best as they can so we can fill it in and it can look nice. When you’re doing a trim job, you want all the little trim pieces finished off.

The problem with this house is that there are some fascia boards that are in real bad shape, especially the ones facing south. Almost every single south facing house with fascia boards peels. Good thing we told the customer, since everything is under warranty! For as long as you own the house, we’ll be coming back in about eight years to replace the fascia boards, since it’s under warranty.

Aside from the wood trim and fascia boards, we’re also going to be replacing the garage doors here and four rafters that are damaged. When it comes to rafters, we cut those at a 45 degree angle and mold them in together. It’s going to be a long, tough process but no job is too much for Family Home Improvements! So stick around, like & subscribe to our YouTube channel and WATCH OUT for PART TWO of our Downey texcote series. In this series, you’ll see how we blast, sand, patch, and you’ll be able to see the differences in the priming and the finishing texcote colors.

See ya next time!

David “D-Mac” Machado


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