Question: What is a Fascia? Answer: It is what the gutter is screwed to!
Fascias are the boards that are fixed to the bottom edge of your roof at the front and rear of your house.
Their main role is to:
- Hold the bottom row of roof tiles in place
- Provide a solid base on which to fix guttering.
- Stop the exposed ends of your rafters absorbing water, which can lead to damaging damp and rot.
As you can see, fascias need to support a good deal of weight without warping or breaking under the strain – especially when you consider several gallons of water per second can be running into the gutters of the average semi during a downpour.
- Guttering is fixed to the Fascia
If you think your roofline is damaged – or if you can see signs of wear and tear – it’s important you act quickly. Sometimes, wooden boards can let water seep through into your roof space months or years before the effects become obvious.
In particular, look out for:
• Rotting or flaking wood
• Blistering paintwork
• Rust or watermarks
• Animal droppings