When you’re discussing your roof or gutters with your roofers, chances are you’ve heard them throw the term “fascia” around. While indeed most homeowners have heard about the fascia before, some are confused as to what it actually is and how it affects their home as a whole. Some, meanwhile, overlook the fascia until it’s too late. With that in mind, it’s best that you learn everything you can about your home’s fascia.
In this post, Empire Roofing & More discusses everything you need to know about your home’s fascia board.
The Fascia: What is It?
The fascia is a board that runs along your roofline and also acts as a finishing edge that connects the ends of your rafters and trusses. This creates a smooth and even appearance along your roof’s edge, increasing your home’s curb appeal. Apart from providing your home with an enhanced aesthetic appeal, however, it also serves a more practical purpose for your home as it’s the component that holds your gutters in place, protecting your roof and preventing moisture from infiltrating your home as a result.
To maintain your home’s fascia board, don’t hesitate to turn to expert home remodeler, Empire Roofing & More for assistance.
How to Protect the Fascia Board
Thanks to its integral role in protecting your roof against moisture, it’s clear that your fascia boards are one of the first parts of your home that’s exposed to moisture damage. Thankfully, it is possible to protect it. One way you can do so is by installing a drip edge to your roof’s decking. By installing a drip edge on your roof, you can easily deflect water away from the fascia board and prevent moisture damage as a result.
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