Best Fascia Installations
Roofs are very important because they can both protect us from the elements and give us the appearance of a nice home. When your roof is not properly maintained, it may leak, causing damage to your belongings, your walls and even your furniture.
A lot of work goes into constructing a beautiful roof, but one of its most important parts is the fascia. As anyone in the construction business will tell you, a beautifully installed fascia makes a huge difference in the overall aesthetics of a building.
WHAT IS A FASCIA BOARD?
Fascia boards are a critical component of any roof system. They provide a structural function and support for the roof system. They do not provide insulation. Soffits are the under side of the fascia boards and support the same function.
TYPES OF FASCIA BOARDS
You can choose from several different types of fascia boards, depending on your needs and your budget. Some fascia boards are:
Vinyl Fascia : Vinyl, as the name suggests, is made of PVC, making it lightweight, durable, and water-resistant. If it gets discolored, you can just paint it to restore its original look. These boards are ideal for outdoor use because they are free from rot and rust-proof. Also, unlike wood fascia, you don’t need to worry about termites ruining the vinyl one.
Wooden Fascia : It is quite strong and water-resistant. Paint it, and it becomes even stronger.
Aluminum Fascia : It’s lightness and strength can help it stand up to wear and tear. Aluminum also has an elegant, lustrous appearance.
Composite Fascia : Composite materials are used in a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, and many more. It is both light and strong, and has a very nice aesthetic look to it.
INSTALLING FASCIA BOARDS
Installing the boards on the roof edges can be an art in itself. There are several ways to install the boards, depending on their purpose and the type of roof. The first important step in installing a fascia board is to correctly cut the boards to size. The measurements of the boards should match up, and the joints between the boards should be cut at a slight angle. This will help prevent leaks from entering your home.
The second thing to take care of is to select a fastener that’s appropriate for your needs. If gutters are also supported by the fascia, then you can use big fasteners.
Use fasteners regularly but at the same distance from each other. A benchmark is a measurement of a certain amount of space where you’d expect to see an opening, like a gutter. In such a case, 2 to 3 fasteners should be used for every 16 inches of space. These are some of the things to keep in mind when installing the fascia board. Call us today!
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT MATERIALS OF FASCIA BOARDS?
Wood, vinyl, aluminum, and composites are all materials that are used in making fascia board.
WHAT ARE FASCIA BOARDS USED FOR?
They protect the roof from rainwater leaks and also help the roof gutter system by providing additional support.
WHAT TYPE OF FASTENERS SHOULD BE USED TO FASTEN THE FASCIA SUPPORTING THE ROOF GUTTERS?
For such cases, nails that are big and strong enough to hold the weight of the structure should be used.
DOES FASCIA HELP THE ROOF LOOK AESTHETICALLY GOOD?
Not only are they used to prevent leaks into the roof and support the gutters, but they can also be used for aesthetic purposes.