What is a Fascia Board?
The fascia board is a wooden board that is located at the end of the eave on the roof. It serves several purposes including providing structural support for the rafter tails, finishing off the eave, and serving as a surface to attach the gutter to. When considering gutter work, it is essential to have a professional inspect the fascia boards to ensure they are in proper condition. Additionally, when paired with a soffit, the fascia board can help prevent pests and wildlife from entering the home through the eave.
Why do I need to have the fascia board inspected?
When water is not properly flowing through a gutter system, it can lead to damage on the wooden fascia boards. The water can cause the boards to rot and if left untreated, can also seep into the rafter tails causing extensive damage to the roof. If you suspect issues with your gutter system, it is essential to check the condition of the fascia boards and make any necessary repairs or replacements. Keep in mind that in order to access the fascia boards, the gutters may need to be removed.
Why is it important?
Ignoring problems with the fascia boards during a gutter project or otherwise can result in costly repairs down the road. It is common to find gutters that have detached from homes due to weak or rotting fascia boards. This leaves the eave of the home exposed to the elements and can lead to issues such as pest infestations, water damage, and other hazards. It’s important to address any issues with the fascia boards promptly to prevent further damage to the home.
What should I look out for?
Many gutter companies, including our own, specialize in gutter and gutter guard installations, but may not have the expertise or desire to handle woodwork repairs such as fascia and soffit repairs. These types of repairs can be more time-consuming and may not be as profitable for the company. However, this attitude can lead to companies overlooking these issues and installing gutters over damaged wood, knowing that it will eventually lead to problems such as gutters falling off the house.
Why choose Cardinal Gutters?
At Cardinal Gutters, our goal is to establish long-term relationships with our customers. To achieve this, we take our responsibility to ensure that each job is done correctly very seriously. Our aim is to ensure that when we complete a project, it will not require any future repairs or maintenance. This means that if we detect any issues with the wood, we will bring it to your attention and address it before installing new gutters. Our goal is to provide you with a gutter system that will last and give you peace of mind. With this, we hope to earn your trust and future business.