If you asked most homeowners what the fascia is, they probably wouldn’t be able to locate it. Not knowing the location of the fascia makes sense because it’s not easily visible. The word “fascia” derives from Latin origins, and it means strip or board. In regards to architecture or roofing, the fascia board is a band or piece that horizontally covers any open ends of roof rafters. The reason why fascia boards are hard to see is that the gutters usually hide them. If you want to discover more facts about fascia when it comes to roofing, keep reading.
The primary purpose of fascia is to make sure that gutters stay in place. Fascia also prevents water damage so that water doesn’t submerge into the roof deck and then get into the attic or home. Thirdly, fascia covers the open or exposed ends of the rafters, adding to curb appeal. Finally, fascia prevents unwanted access from birds, bugs, squirrels, or other animals.
Traditionally, people still go for wood fascia, but recently, other alternatives such as vinyl and aluminum fascia have become more popular. These materials require minimal maintenance, prevent water damage, and are highly sustainable. Wood is an excellent choice if you want to save money, however constant upkeep will be necessary to extend the wood’s lifespan.
Fascia is necessary for aiding the longevity of a homeowner’s roof. It’s vital that a homeowner has it inspected regularly. Trust in Phil DiBello Family Roofing to install your fascia or repair it. We are roofing experts.
Since 1979, Phil DiBello Family Roofing has been proudly installing roofs, siding, gutters for homeowners in Baltimore County as well as Howard and Carroll County. Call us today at 410-752-ROOF (7663) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free estimate and let us know how our family and make your family’s home needs our top priority! Remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to stay up to date on everything DiBello Roofing.
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