When I started to install the WindsorONE fascia on my shop, I learned that WindsorONE recommends using butt joints. Some of us has probably learned the hard way that manufacturer recommendations typically mean the product won’t be under warranty unless those recommendations are followed!
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According to the installation instructions,…
All joints where two pieces meet end to end must occur over framing. Butt joints are recommended for both horizontal and vertical trim. In runs of 16 feet or less, the ends should lightly touch. Runs over 16 feet require a gap of 1/8 inch, which should be sealed with exterior caulk. Attach to the framing members with two nails on each side of the joint. Drill pilot holes first to avoid splitting.
I decided to create the butt joints for my fascia with the Festool Domino XL. Using a domino would allow me to reinforce the joints, and avoid possible future problems I might have faced if I had used a miter joint. I put a domino into every single one of these joints, and the Festool Domino XL made it almost too easy. You’re wrong if you think the new Festool Domino XL is just for finish carpentry!