Fascia: Everything You Need to Know
You’ve probably heard the term “fascia” before. This is because you were looking for the right company that would repair or replace yours. You are likely to be among the majority of people who haven’t heard this term. This little piece of roof is not commonly referred to by Tomball homeowners. This quick guide will give you a brief overview of the fascia, and provide some guidance on what to do if it needs to be replaced.
What is Fascia and Why Do Roofs Need It?
Latinized from the Latin word “fascia”, the term literally means “band of connective tissues”. It is easy to see how “fascia” came to be used as a term for the material that lies under a roof’s edge. Although it may seem small in comparison to the entire roof and the rest, this strip plays an important part in the overall scheme of things.
Your fascia is like a small cog in a big system. Unless there’s an issue with it, it goes almost unnoticed. Facia is an essential part of your roofing system.
Your gutters are held in place by the fascia on your roof. The fascia is essential for maintaining your roof’s drainage system. Avoid water (and pests) Facia serves two purposes: it supports your gutters and acts as a barrier between your roof and all other things. It protects your roof from water damage and pests such as birds, bats and curious squirrels.
The quality of the fascia plays a part in determining whether a house has sturdier curb appeal. Although you may not be able immediately to see it, a seamless roof edge will make a house appear more attractive and elegant.
Sometimes, it is necessary to replace the entire fascia of your home. Fascia damage can be caused by one of two things: Your fascia is old and has begun to decay or your gutters have problems and your fascia was exposed water and debris, causing it to rot.
When to Replace Your Fascia
It can be difficult to tell if your fascia is in need of replacement. These are signs your fascia may be in trouble
Pests: Look out for droppings or signs that rodents may have entered your roof. This could indicate a problem with your fascia.
Condensation: Moisture can never be a good thing. Your fascia should keep water out. A damaged fascia could be responsible for any wetness.
Rotted wood: You may see darkened areas in wood with holes. This is a sign of rot. You should replace your fascia as soon as it starts to rot.
Whom to Call
Your roofing company is responsible for inspecting your fascia because it’s a part of your roof. A competent roofer will inspect your fascia before you start your roof replacement project. Even if you don’t see any issues, it will be inspected by a roofing company. Your roof can be damaged if the fascia is not in good condition.
Your roofing company can repair or refer you to a company that can do more extensive repairs depending on the extent of damage to your fascia.
We cover all bases
RoofWorks and Construction will inspect your roof. We inspect your fascia and determine if it is in need of replacement. Our technicians are trained to spot signs of aging or decaying fascia. Contact us today if you believe your Houston home’s roof needs to be replaced or if you would like to have your fascia inspected.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have and offer free inspections.