What is Fascia?
Fascia is a long board running horizontally on the roof’s edge behind the gutters of a house and underneath the edge of the shingles. It runs along the bottom edge of the roofline of a building, and it is also referred to as a ‘fascia board.’ It is a crucial part of the roofing system, adding an updated finished look.
Almost all buildings around have fascia installed, according to the requirements of the building code. Fascia, connecting to the soffit, closes off the attic and supports the gutters. It is, however, essential to understand that fascia enhances the aesthetics of the roofing and also serves functional purposes. Fascia can be covered with an aluminum or vinyl cap to match the gutter system, improving the curb appeal of the roofing system.
Meanwhile, the fascia must be kept in the best functional condition to protect your roofing against substantial damage. A damaged fascia board, if not fixed early, can be the beginning of massive roof problems, from the attic to the entire home. As a result, if your fascia is damaged, have it repaired or replaced, based on the severity of the damage.