Installing fascia board can be a plus to your roof. If you see your fascia board rotting away then it’s probably time to replace it.
There are several advantages of having fascia board on your roof. One of the main reasons is aesthetics. It gives your home that detailed look everyone is looking for.
What is Fascia Board?
The main reason you would install fascia board on your home is to secure your gutter that runs along the bottom of your roof. We have also found that properly installed fascia board can increase your home’s value because of the attractiveness it brings to the home.
Always choose quality wood for your fascia board
Avoid going cheap. You will want to install quality wood for several reasons:
- You don’t want your wood to decay quickly having to replace it more often than necessary.
- Choose quality wood with grains. This will keep the fascia board from splitting.
- Depending on your local area these are the types of wood we recommend:
- Cedar or Cypress
- Natural decay resistant.
- Construction wood from pine, or fir.
- Aluminum can also be used with your wood to give it a nice trim and allow it to last longer.
Use high caliber nails
Whether you are installing the fascia board or you hire a contractor we recommend you invest in the highest quality galvanized building nails. We believe this is a huge factor in how long your fascia will last you.
Common nails may cost less but remember you are also supporting your gutter with the fascia board. For this reason, a lot of us get gutters filled up with debris over time from weather conditions making the gutters heavier than usual.
As a result, your fascia board will be under more stress and have to support that extra weight until we get around to cleaning out the gutter.
Put on some paint
Lastly, we recommend that you paint your fascia board with quality water resistant pain. This will give your new fascia board that appealing look you’re looking for.
Of course, you will want to match your fascia board to whatever type of material your home is covered in. You can do this with the help of your local painting store.
Grab a couple of colors and see which one you like the most. Paint one side, and get a better look from the street to get a feel for what your fascia will look like. Once you have made your decision primer and paint your new fascia board.
Get in touch with us
If you’re looking into new or want to replace your old fascia board, Adco Roofing & Waterproofing has the knowledge to get it done.
E-mail or call us so we can come out to your property and give you a free estimate on your new fascia boards or repairs.