Frieze board is a band that goes along the top of the siding on the house, which can act as part of the structure and be decorative. It connects with the soffit at the cornice of the house, as well as the top of the siding, offering more support in this area of the house’s exterior, as well as providing a sculptured or decorative element to the house. This offers a smooth transition between these two parts of a home’s siding and roof.
The best time to attach the frieze board is just after installing the foam mounting blocks to the structure. This makes it easy to attach the freize board to the foam mounting block. It is then rotated in an upwards motion in order to lock in place and provide support for the structure, just as much as an aesthetically pleasing element. On top of the frieze board, install the soffit panels. They are best secured by using a nailing gum at the bottom of the frieze board. After this, the board is covered with fascia that has been pre-formed. When installing the frieze board on the structure, remember to keep the nails no more than 24 inches apart in order for proper framing and support of the structure. The nails should go about ¾-inch into the wood.