The fascia on a home provides a finishing touch to the home’s side, allowing the roof to work properly. When installed correctly, the fascia will boost your home’s curb appeal while also protecting it from moisture, pests, and other problems.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is an attractive board found on the overhang of the roof. Fascia helps a roof look complete by bringing together the gutter, soffits, and edge of the roof. The fascia is designed to support the shingles and flow water off the roof and into the gutter system seamlessly. Gutters sit atop the fascia board and are largely responsible for keeping moisture out of the home.
Caring for Fascia
Homeowners rarely think about soffits and fascia until there is a problem. As fascia is typically maintenance-free, the average lifespan of fascia is 20-40 years. For Utah homeowners, this timeframe is often reduced thanks to the harsh weather patterns. Gutters are prone to problems in the winter as icicles can place too much weight on them and begin pulling gutters away from the home’s soffits and fascia. Over time, it can wear down the fascia board, and moisture can start seeping into the walls.
Trim pieces are usually made from the same material used for siding. We normally see fascia and soffits made from vinyl, PCV, aluminum, and synthetic material. It is common to see wood soffits and fascia on older homes, requiring some maintenance like painting or staining with waterproof coating.
Fascia Repair or Replacement
Soffits and fascia are designed to last, but when a home starts to show signs of wear and tear, we recommend contacting our office to schedule a consultation. We can take a look at your home’s soffit and fascia and determine if it is time to replace them or make some basic repairs to improve durability. One of the common issues with fascia occurs during the home’s initial construction or during roof replacement. Flashing can fail if the fascia and soffits are not installed correctly.
Flashing plays a key role in improving ventilation and moving water off the roof and to the gutters. Without proper flashing working with soffits and fascia, it is common to see the following problems:
- Peeling paint
- Rotting wood
- Insulation damage
- Pest infestation
- Mold concerns
Enhancing Curb Appeal
Are you planning to sell your home soon, or you’d like to boost the home’s beauty? Call Unlimited Siding today to discuss how we can step in and help boost your home’s curb appeal. We often find many people do not recognize the importance of soffits and fascia and how they complete the home’s look. Simple trim can quickly brighten the look of your home and provides an instant facelift.
There are several different colors available for soffit and fascia replacement. We work with high-quality materials designed to last! You can choose from colors designed to match your home and complete the trim. Find out how new and updated soffit and fascia can give your home a modern look that you are bound to love! Call our Ogden fascia and soffit repair office today, 801-781-5514!