The fascia is a board that runs along the roofline and acts as a finishing edge or trim that connects to the ends of the rafters and trusses. Sometimes, the terms that describe it can be a bit confusing, so unless you already have some experience with home improvement, let our residential and commercial roofing services at Masters Roofing explain what you need to know.
How Fascia Boards Work
The primary function of the fascia board is to protect the roof and the interior of the home from moisture by blocking its entrance. You’ll see your home’s fascia boards from the exterior and they usually hold the gutters in place while also creating a smooth and even appearance along the roof’s edge. Most fascia boards are wooden, but they can also be made from vinyl, aluminum and plastic.
Maintaining Your Fascia Board
As a homeowner, you can examine your roof for fascia damage by looking for cracks, splinters or discoloration. Your fascia boards will look rotten and nearly detached from the roofing system if it has heavy water exposure, so it should be replaced as soon as possible. But if you’re uncomfortable with heights, consider getting it inspected and repaired by a trusted residential roofing contractor.
To make sure your fascia boards are well-protected, you need to have a drip edge installed. This is an L-shaped piece of metal that’s nailed into the roof’s decking and sits below the first layer of shingles to deflect water away from the fascia board. If you don’t have one installed yet, talk to your trusted roofer about getting one today!
If you’re looking for a trusted roof repair and replacement company, Masters Roofing always gets the job done! For more information, contact us by calling (901) 871-7663 or filling out our convenient contact form. Talk to us today! We serve Memphis and nearby TN areas.