Understanding Your Roofing System – Fascia

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Understanding Your Roofing System – Fascia

The roofing system is one of your home’s primary defenses against the elements.

If any part of that system isn’t doing its job, you can end up with leaks and water damage, and all the attendant problems that follow. Fascia is an important part of your roofing system, so it’s important that you understand what it is and how it works.

What is Fascia?

Fascia is the name given to the board that runs underneath the edge of your roof. It covers the rafter ends and acts as trim; it imparts a finished look to the roofing, while also preventing moisture from entering the home. The fascia board is also used to mount guttering. Fascia can be created from a number of materials, including wood, vinyl, plastic, or metal (typically aluminum).

What Does Fascia Do?

Fascia protects your home from the incursion of the elements. It blocks moisture from entering your home. When the fascia is damaged or improperly installed, your home may not have the protection it needs. This can result in water damage and rotted support structures, and can also impact your roof’s longevity.

Keeping Your Home Dry and Warm

Fascia is just one part of your roof’s overall structure. However, if it fails, it can lead to greater problems in a very short period of time. Rotted wood fascia can lead to gutters falling, for example. While this may not seem like a big deal, damaged gutters can lead to pooled water around your home, affecting the foundation or basement. These kinds of problems only get worse over time. Fixing them as soon as possible (or preventing them altogether) is essential to keeping your home in good repair, no matter the season.

Finding a Trusted Wyoming Roofer

Wyoming weather can be extreme and it’s important to work with roofing professionals who are familiar with the needs of Wyoming homeowners. At Wyoming Roofing, our certified team of friendly professionals is standing by, ready to work with you. We take great pride in our experienced, knowledgeable staff and we work hard to make sure your home is well cared for, regardless of your specific roofing needs. Contact us today for your free estimate!

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By |2018-08-30T12:37:34+00:00April 30th, 2018|blog, Roof Replacement, roofing|