What is a Fascia Board?
The fascia board is a wooden board that is installed at the end of the eave on a roof. It serves multiple purposes, including providing structural support for the rafter tails, finishing the end of the eave, and serving as a surface to attach the gutter. It is important to have the fascia boards inspected by a professional, especially when considering gutter work. In addition to its structural and aesthetic roles, the fascia board can also help prevent the invasion of rodents or wildlife by sealing the eave of the home when combined with soffit.
Why is it important?
Ignoring fascia board problems while working on your gutters can result in costly repairs down the road. It is not uncommon for gutters to fall off of homes due to rotten or loose fascia boards, which can leave the eave of the home exposed to the elements and susceptible to pest infestations, water damage, and other hazards. To prevent these issues, it is important to regularly inspect and maintain the fascia boards and address any issues promptly.
Why do I need to have the fascia board inspected?
Improperly functioning gutters can lead to water infiltration, which can cause damage to the wooden fascia boards and rafter tails. If the fascia boards have been compromised by water for an extended period of time, it can result in rot and potentially even more extensive roof damage. If you are planning to have work done on your gutters, it is important to ensure that the fascia boards are in good condition and properly reinforced. This is because gutters must be removed in order to repair or replace the fascia boards. Failing to address any issues with the fascia boards before starting gutter work can lead to further problems in the future.
What should I look out for?
Many gutter installation companies, including us, prefer installing gutters and gutter guards to repairing fascia and soffit boards because it is more time-consuming and not as profitable. This can lead to some companies installing gutters over damaged wood, even if they are aware that it will eventually cause the gutter to fall off the house. It is important for homeowners to be aware of this and to make sure that any company they hire to install gutters is also willing to repair or replace any damaged fascia or soffit boards as needed. Neglecting to address fascia or soffit problems can cause more serious issues to arise later on.
Why choose Big Orange Gutters?
At Big Orange Gutters, we aim to establish long-term relationships with our customers. To achieve this, we take care to ensure that every job is done properly and to the highest standards. This means that if we identify any problems with the fascia or soffit boards during a gutter installation project, we will bring it to your attention and make sure that it is addressed before we finish the job. Our goal is to help you put your gutter concerns behind you and to call us back when you need gutter work done on your next home. We want you to be completely satisfied with our work and to feel confident in the longevity and reliability of your new gutter system.