Six months ago I was having a minor panic attack about the exterior colors of the Memorial house, and then I decided to handle it the way mental trauma should be handled – which is to say I put it out of my mind until it needed to be dealt with again. Guess what that time is? Um, now.
Yesterday I’m pondering the meaning of existence and rubble in the living room, and the next thing I know someone says something about facia. I gave a flip answer, like “yeah, order it, let’s get it done” and then every 2-3 hours since MysteryMan has been peppering me with facia questions to the point where I can no longer drive down the street faster than 20 MPH because I need to analyze the color and composition of the facia on every house I see.
Possibly Related Note: We found a full file of valium from a previous tenant dated 1983 in what’s left of the kitchen. You think that’s still good?
Anyway, if you have absolutely no idea what facia is, here:
The facia board, possible facia cover, and drip edge are the items currently giving me a twitch in my left eye.
My original plan was to use 2×8 rough sawn cedar painted the same color as the window trim (which is an off-white). Here is the plan for blending a gray/brown roof with cream colored windows, dark blue or green wavy edged cedar siding, and wood accents.
Then MysteryMan asked me about the drip edge, and even after 60 hours of contractors class the drip edge eludes me. I know why it’s there, but tell me this, have you ever noticed the drip edge on someone’s house before?
In this picture it blends in with the facia, and the whole damn house is white. I always wondered why people chose all white for their house, and now I know. Way less decisions.
MysteryMan is thinking the drip edge (and facia) should possibly blend in with the roof, not the trim on the windows/doors.
So homeowners, here are my questions:
1. If you have a house that is a color, does your facia match your roof, your trim, or the color of your siding?
2. Does your drip edge match your facia board, or the roof?
3. Do you have facia/drip-edge that is an off white or some other non-standard color? (Did you have to paint it to match your trim or did it come that way?) So far I’ve only found the standard bright-freaking-white, gray, and brown colors of drip edge, and I’m trying to figure out how in the hell anyone gets the rest of their trim to match off-white windows.
4. If you have wood facia, does it really matter if it’s rough-sawn or a painted treated-pine? I mean, is anyone ever going to notice that?
Please, give us a little help here, and save MysteryMan from jail time for attempting to drug me with 17 year-old valium.