Your roofing system consists of numerous components that work together to protect your home from the elements. One of these important features is fascia board. Today, the roof replacement pros at Roofing & More, Inc. discuss everything you need to know about this part of your roof.
Fascia is a horizontal board installed along the ends of each rafter at the eaves. It gives the roof a smooth, even appearance along the roofline and provides support for the gutter system. More importantly, it protects the edge of the roof from water damage. In some roof installations, fascia can also support the bottom row of tiles or slates.
Fascia boards are usually made of wood with a thickness of up to an inch. However, you can find them made of other materials like vinyl, aluminum and even plastic. They’re also available in various styles (square-edged, bull-nosed or flat-backed) and sizes, depending on the roof’s pitch. If you are tackling a roof replacement, ask your roofing contractor about your fascia options.
Preventing Fascia Issues
Fascia is often concealed by gutters, but that doesn’t mean it can’t get damaged. Just like the roof, it is exposed to the harshest of elements, making fascia board prone to rot, warping and cracking. Other issues like clogged gutters, ice dams and improper shingle overhang can allow water to get behind the fascia, leading to early deterioration.
Fortunately, installing a drip edge is one way to prevent the fascia boards from becoming discolored or damaged by moisture. As a roof repair and installation expert, we recommend this solution because it deflects water away from the fascia boards, keeping water from going up and under your shingles.
Turn to Roofing & More, Inc. for your roofing needs. We take a holistic approach to your home’s roof, taking great care to ensure that all components are compatible, properly installed and working together. Call us today at (703) 467-0206 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. Our Northern Virginia service areas include Alexandria, McLean and Fairfax, VA.