Fascia board is the component of the roof that attaches to the exposed side of the roof rafters. Visually, it acts as a trim, adding more aesthetic appeal to a home. It also offers increased weather protection, and lends additional support to the guttering systems.
Maintaining and Replacing Roofing Fascia
Fascia comes in various materials and colours, so it can complement the look of any home. The protection that fascia offers is essential, however, it is therefore important to maintain it as required. Since fascia makes initial contact with inclement weather, it faces wear. Issues that can occur with the fascia that may require maintenance include:
- Wet rot of the fascia – as rain falls around the fascia, the material can begin to rot. This can then spread to other parts of the roof, causing further problems.
- Detachment of the fascia – the fascia can begin to come apart from the other components of the roof over time, and this is something that should be repaired, before it fails to provide protection to other important elements of the home.
Depending upon the specific issue that you are experiencing with the fascia, it may be possible to repair a small component. Even if replacement of a rotten section is necessary, the benefit of fascia is that it is possible to simply repair that piece, rather than replacing the entire fascia.