The vertical board which sits directly underneath the roof’s overhung, generally gets attached to the gutter. We spotlight the fascias and soffits so you can brush up your knowledge, know what to look out for, and how we may support your next roofing project. But for those wondering…

What is a fascia board?

The fascia board is the continuous, straight board that runs along the roof’s lower edge.

The board is mounted where the roof and the outside wall meet; those in the trade sometimes refer to it as the “roofline.”

They are one of those things you might come across every single day, but when it came up in the general knowledge segment in the form of a pub quiz, you probably will not know the name of it- but now you will know.

Fascia boards and soffit boards are distinct, which must be noted. The latter is frequently hidden beneath the former, performing distinct tasks and providing distinct advantages.

The purpose of a fascia board

Fascia boards have three main roles when it comes to exterior design:

Keep out the moisture- Ensuring a dry and secure environment is paramount in construction, and fascia boards play a vital role in achieving this goal. One of their primary functions is moisture prevention. By effectively sealing the gap between the roof and the building, fascia boards act as a barrier, thwarting water intrusion into the structure and the roof itself.

Support structural elements-  Fascia boards often serve as the sturdy foundation for the lowest row of tiles or slates, holding them in place and safeguarding them against displacement. Moreover, they support the guttering system, aiding in efficient rainwater drainage.

Creation of neat finish- The boards contribute to the overall aesthetics of a building. They serve as a versatile finishing touch, enhancing the visual appeal by creating a clean and polished appearance. Thus, while their practical purposes are indispensable, fascia boards also lend a touch of elegance, making them a crucial element in both form and function within construction. 

Steps of the installation procedure

We have devised the steps procedure which will enable us to make sure that every fascia board replacement we carry out is not short of ‘perfect’ and will include yours too.

  1. The first step is to set up a mobile scaffolding system.
  2. The bottom row of tiles will be removed so we can trim away any decaying or broken felt and, where necessary, replace it with a new felt.
  3. At this step, the existing soffit and fascia boards are removed.
  4. Inspect the joists for any rot or damage; if found, make the necessary repairs before continuing.
  5. Install new soffit boards and align new soffit hangers.
  6. Replace the box ends, barge boards, and fascia boards.
  7. Then, if required, we’ll put a ventilation system above the fresh fascia boards.
  8. Installing over the fascia and replacing the bottom row of tiles after making any necessary repairs with fresh felt.

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