One of the most unexpected places for a roof leak to penetrate through is your facia boards. A fascia board is the section of your home exterior that gutters are usually hung on. If the roof and gutters are not installed correctly, you can expect a surprise leak to reach part of your attic. This is when it would be a good time to call your contractor for fascia repair. It’s important when the drip edge (or roof metal edge flashing) is tucked properly into the gutter.
Roofing eaves are made up of fascia and soffits, which is typically where flood flights are usually installed. No matter how they have been damaged, it’s important for you to keep a checklist of we need to consider for repair.
Tips on Fascia Repair
- Use quality nails. Make sure your nails are either old-fashioned, stainless steel or hot-dipped galvanized nails.
- Paint the ends of your fascia boards. This protects the vulnerable portion of the board itself.
- Pay attention to where the fascia is nailed. It’s never smart to nail a fascia board near the edge of the end grain. If centered correctly, each of the two adjoining board ends should get a ¾-inch bearing.
- Choose quality wood. You should pick a wood that has a solid grain structure that won’t be eventually warped by water or sun.
So if you have any questions about your own fascia repair, contact us today at 1-888-618-3271.