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22 July 2014 @ 09:00 pm
Does anyone have aluminum eaves (soffit and fascia)? We had some installed today, and while it looks better than the horrible peeling paint that we used to have, I’m not thrilled with how it looks. It seems like it was nailed on every two feet or so, but the nails seem really conspicuous and the aluminum almost seems bubbled or warped around each nail hole. Is that just how it is, or is it not supposed to be all nail holed and bubbled? I know I’ve been to other people’s houses who have aluminum eaves and I’ve never noticed and nail holes or warping. Here are some pics, what do you think?

It especially sucks since while it's a real company that we found in the yellow pages, it turns out the guy who came out to do the estimate, etc. is a friend of a friend, so I feel like it makes it especially awkward.  I think my husband thinks I'm just being particular, but I really think it looks like crap, so I was hoping to get some other people's thoughts.



khemlabkhemlab on July 23rd, 2014 02:08 am (UTC)
I just did a double-take because that looks so much like my house! Though you have nicer windows (ours are from the 70s). Anyway, I went outside to look at my aluminum gutters (I don't have a full eave like you do), but I don't see any pinching in on mine like that. I think they messed up your installation.
narcotiiccharm on July 23rd, 2014 02:11 am (UTC)
I don't have them, so I did some Google image searching.


This is one I found with conspicuous screws/nails/rivets (whatever they are), but it didn't seem to have any warping. I think you should do some around town inspection and see if anyone else has aluminium eaves as well and see what theirs look like.

I personally wouldn't be happy with that job and I can understand why you're not.
webmiss_kwebmiss_k on July 23rd, 2014 02:15 am (UTC)
Another person voting that the job they did wasn't very good. It doesn't look like it was laid out properly, or fitted properly.
Collecting Blues and Greensjournalismgirl on July 23rd, 2014 03:26 am (UTC)
Another vote for a poor job by the installer. I have aluminum eaves/soffit/fascia, and mine don't have that dimpling.
Indigo Crowindigocrow on July 23rd, 2014 03:28 am (UTC)
We have this and it does not buckle/pinch like in your pictures except for in one spot that was ripped during a storm. (I live in a California Ranch in New England so the gutters and siding took a beating during bad snow storms and the only spot that has a ripple is from a blizzard and about eight years after installation.)
grey853: DM_WTF_grey853grey853 on July 23rd, 2014 02:05 pm (UTC)
I have gutters and they're nothing like that. That's just a crappy installation. You need to have another installer or two check it out, get estimates for a fix, and then ask to have the original people fix it. If they don't, I'd take them to small claims and ask for the money that it would take another installer to repair it. If you do have to take them to court, make sure you have the other installer explain what's wrong and why it's dimpled like that in a notarized letter.

It looks to me that it wasn't lined up properly before it was attached, but I don't know that's the case for sure.

There's no way it should look like that.
Sarahcount_croakula on July 27th, 2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
Second this!