What Is a Fascia On a House?

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Roofing, Gutters, and More

An area of the home that is often highly debated has to do with the roof. Not the roof itself, but certain features of it. Part of what helps support a roof is a thing known as the fascia board. This is a piece of wood installed along the bottom perimeter of shingles and it also where the gutters are installed. Many homeowners are fine with it, but there are many that would rather do away with the fascia board. We are here to tell you that is not a good idea. Fascia is integral to several functions of the roof, not just holding up gutters. If you need help or you need fascia repair in Osage Beach and Lake Ozark, MO, contact Thompson Roofing & Reconstruction. We can start helping you today. Dial 573-789-8367 to get started. 

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What is Fascia and Do You Need It?

It can be rare to find anyone that knows what fascia is, what is does, and why it’s helpful. That is anyone that isn’t a roofer or contractor. Fascia is a board that runs along the lower edge of a roof. It’s often installed on the edge of eaves, helping to hold up the very last layer of shingles on the roof. So, what does roof fascia do? As mentioned, it supports the lower layer of shingles, but it also supports the guttering system around your house. That’s a big deal, especially considering several gallons of water can fall and rush through the gutters in a matter of minutes. Like any other part of your home, the fascia needs attention and maintenance as your house grows older. Doing so can help protect your roof as well as the rest of the home from damage. Not all roofers offer to repair fascia on houses, but there are many that do. For residential roofing options in your area, contact Thompson Roofing & Reconstruction. We repair fascia and soffit for homeowners all around the area.

Signs You Need Fascia Repair

When it comes to the exterior of your home, it can be easy to miss things. You may not immediately notice flaking paint, dents, or cracks, but the moment you do see them, you need to hire professional services. There are many roofing and contracting companies that can repair fascia without removing gutters and more. If you are concerned about your fascia, there are a few things to look for.

  • Cracks and Flakes: An obvious sign that you need to repair or replace the fascia on your home can be seen in cracks and flaking paint. Not only does this just not look good, but it can also be the result of damage that needs to be addressed.
  • Water in Roof Void: Water and moisture build-up are two of the biggest threats to a roof. The soffit is usually installed to fill the gap between the edge of the house and the edge of the eaves. Because of this, water can get trapped in the roof void and cause problems.
  • Lack of Ventilation: Both fascia and soffit have the sole purpose of providing ventilation to the roof/attic area. If you notice there is no air entering or leaving the attic, the soffit and fascia may be blocked. 
  • Pests: There is no greater nuisance than an abundance of pests in your home. It can be difficult to trace where they are coming from, but one area could be through the fascia. If this board is damaged or improperly installed, this could pose a problem. 
  • Asbestos: If there is any concern about asbestos in your home, call in specialists as soon as possible. Just like you’d hire a roofer for leak detection, have someone to inspect for and clear out asbestos as quickly as possible. 

For those still wondering how to repair fascia on a house, why not let Thompson Roofing & Reconstruction help you. We can go over all the details and explain our process. We also offer low-rates for our services. Learn more by giving us a call at 573-789-8367.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do roofers replace fascia?
    • There are several roofers that can, however, there are many roofers that don’t repair or install fascia. Check a roofer or contractors website for information or just give them a call to confirm their services. 
  • What is the difference between fascia and soffit?
    • The biggest difference is in regards to placement. The soffit is installed beneath the eaves on the exterior of the house as a way to close any potential gaps. Fascia is installed on the edge of the eave, creating a barrier between the edge of the roof and the outside.
  • What is the best material for fascia boards?
    • Wood is a great option for a fascia board. Many homeowners like the look and durability of cedar and redwood. Often, though, for vinyl is used for fascia because it is an inexpensive and trusted option.
  • Is fascia part of roof?
    • Yes, fascia is essentially a part of a roof. It is a board that is installed underneath the very last bottom layer of roofing shingles to the edge of a roof. Fascia is actually the board that your gutters are installed on, but it does also provide support for the shingles as well. 
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For fascia repair in Osage Beach and Lake Ozark, MO, look no further than Thompson Roofing & Reconstruction. Connect with us by calling 573-789-8367 to schedule an appointment with us today.