What is a Roof Fascia?

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Do you know what a roof fascia board is? We take a look at what it is, how it relates to gutters, and why it’s important in our latest blog.

The fascia on a gable roof
The fascia on a gable roof, Grayson’s Gutter Cleaning can also clean this surface

What is a Roof Fascia Board?

As a homeowner, you’ll be continually discovering new elements of maintenance that need to be carried out. When it comes to your roof, your gutters aren’t the only thing that require regular upkeep – you also need to keep an eye on the fascia board.

What is it exactly?

The roof fascia is the flat board located at the bottom edge of the roof, below the roof tiles and above the exterior walls. It runs parallel to the gutter and is visible from below.

Fascia boards are generally made of wood, but may also be made from aluminium or composite materials.

Why is the fascia important?

The fascia is the architectural element that your gutters are attached to. Fascia boards support the weight of both the lower edge of the roof tiles and the guttering system, so it’s important that they are strong, sturdy and kept in good condition.

If either the gutter or fascia is breaking down or is in need of repair, it may impact on the adjacent element. A leaking gutter for instance, may directly result in a rotting fascia board if left unchecked.

Grayson's Gutter Cleaning washing the wooden roof fascia.
Grayson’s Gutter Cleaning washing the wooden roof fascia.

How to maintain your fascia boards

In order to ensure that your home is well-sealed and the gutters are functioning properly, fascia boards should be checked at least once a year. Look for peeling paint, holes, cracks, mould or bubbles that might indicate water damage. Any dirt will also need to be removed.

Many people aren’t keen on cleaning gutters and fascia boards, particularly if the roof is high. Our specialist staff in Melbourne can provide regular maintenance services to keep your gutters and fascia boards free of dirt and in good shape year-round. And this will help ensure they last for many years to come.

Call us on 1300 472 976 for fascia and gutter cleaning services or general advice.

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