Your roof is more than just your asphalt roofing shingles or clay tiles. It is actually a complex system with different components each doing its part to protect your home and divert water away from areas where it shouldn’t be. While most homeowners are familiar with common roofing components like shingles, flashing and gutters, one important part of your roofing system that is often overlooked is your fascia boards so, in today’s article, one of New York’s top roofing companies shares everything you need to know about fascia boards.
What Are Fascia Boards
Fascia boards, or simply fascia, are the horizontal boards that run along the edge of your roof. Also called the roofline, fascias are usually made of wood but can also be made from aluminumaluminium, vinyl and even plastic.
Gutter and roof repair companies typically use the fascia boards to mount your gutter system as it is located right below the ridge of your roof. While fascia boards give your home a more finished look because they create a smooth, even appearance along your roof’s edge, they actually serve a more important function aside from aesthetics.
A fascia board’s main purpose is actually to protect the rest of your home by preventing moisture from entering your roof. This is why it is always important to keep your fascia boards in good condition. Poorly maintained fascia boards with cracks and holes will inevitably lead to leaks or even rodents from nesting in your attic which can cause all sorts of problems. To make sure that this does not happen, you should have your entire roof inspected at least once every year.
Whether you are in need of a full-on roof replacement or are looking to have your soffits and fascia boards repaired, be sure to turn to the professionals over at Expert Contracting. If you live in Williamsville, NY, or its surrounding areas, please feel free to give us a call at (716) 572-7303 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation inspection with one of our skilled roofers today.