The roof is, in general, the most visible part of your property. Most property owners will pick the most aesthetically appealing roof for their property to paint their exteriors in the best possible light. They, nevertheless, assume that the roof only refers to the shingles covering their building. Your roofing, however, extends over the edge of your building to include the soffit, fascia, and gutters. These are designed for protection of your building and the enhancement of your property’s exterior look.
For those who are not professional commercial roofing contractors, these parts sound similar, but they are not. Gutters will direct rainwater away from the roof and foundation. Soffits are large aluminum perforated plates under the gutters. They are designed for the ventilation of your attic and the prevention of ice dam formation in winter and water seepage into the roof’s underlayment. Gutters will be fastened on the fascia board, leaving the space between your roof and the soffit leak-free while preventing the access to your building by rodents and pests. The board runs horizontally and covers your roof trusses’ exposed ends. Here are the style alternatives for fascia boards.
These are ideally fitted onto a pre-existing wooden fascia. They are thus commonly used in properties where installed fascia does not work as it should, but property owners do not want to remove it for the installation of a new one. Capping boards will quickly boost your curb appeal and are inexpensive and easy to install. Moreover, they are the cost-efficient choice for large areas.
These are used to cover wooden fascia that is in good condition. Ogee boards are primarily intended to enhance your curb appeal by making the fascia stand out while boosting the strength for gutter installation. They have sculptured edges, unlike others that feature square edges. They, however, still offer the same level of water damage protection as other fascia board styles.
These are the generally the smallest among the four fascia styles. The fitting of square fascia boards is easy since they need no backing for their installation. They are, nonetheless, best suited for small properties since you will not use too many boards here and increase your expenses while creating an imperfect look.
These need no backing board for their installation. They are often directly fitted into the foot of your roofing rafters. Round fascia boards are a popular choice for those looking for a modern property look and are commonly used on newly-built homes. Round fascia boards can also be used to update your building’s exterior look in conjunction with other improvements.
Regardless of the style that best suits your property, you have four primary material options for the fascia boards. These include wood, aluminum, vinyl, and unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (UPVC). Wood fascia boards are common owing to their affordability but should be painted, primed and treated periodically to boost their rot-resistance. Aluminum fascia is generally used for weatherproofing wood fascia to extend its longevity. Vinyl fascia has a high aesthetic appeal and is flexible. UPVC is more durable and rigid compared to vinyl and requires little maintenance while promoting a smooth water flow from your roof.