Fascia boards are an integral part of your home’s exterior. Much like any other component of your home, they need maintenance and eventual replacement. Damaged fascia boards can lead to an inefficient gutter system and affect the overall health of the roof. Expert Contracting shares the telltale signs your fascia boards might need an overhaul.
Peeling Paint or Stains
One of the first signs that your fascia boards need replacing is when the paint starts peeling off or stains become visible. These issues might seem cosmetic, but they can indicate potential water damage. Over time, constant exposure to rain, snow and humidity can cause these boards to deteriorate.
Sagging or Warping Boards
Apart from peeling and staining, sagging or warping is also a sign of damage. If the boards aren’t as straight and flat as they used to be, you can be sure there’s an issue. Warping or bowing often indicate water damage. It could also be a structural problem. Replacing these boards with new ones can help prevent further deterioration.
Another sign to look out for are leaks in your roof. If you’ve noticed water making its way into your home, you might want to check your fascia boards. As they help secure your roof’s gutter system, any leaks might mean there’s damage you need to address. A professional inspection could assess if a roof replacement is necessary or if repairs are enough.
If you’ve noticed a pest infestation, it could point to damaged fascia boards. Pests, like termites or carpenter ants, can eat away at your boards over time, causing them to weaken and crumble. If you’ve spotted wood-loving critters, you should prepare for the possibility that the fascia boards might need replacement.
Wood rot is a clear sign that your fascia boards need attention. If you spot any dark or discolored wood or ones that have soft surfaces, you should know there might be more than a cosmetic issue. Rot can rapidly spread and compromise the structural integrity of not only the boards but your entire roof. It could be a sign that the boards need to be replaced or repaired immediately.
Reach out to Expert Contracting
Knowing the signs when a fascia board replacement is in order will help ensure the structural integrity of your home. Get in touch with the professionals at Expert Contracting by calling (716) 572-7303 or filling out our contact form. We also offer roof repair, replacement and installation.