The important role fascia plays in your home’s roofing system

Your home’s roofing system consists of several components that help protect your home from the weather. Singles, eavestroughs, soffits, and fascia are all parts of a system that ensures drainage and protection from potential water damage.

Chinook Exterior offers repair and replacement services for fascia in Calgary. They share more information about fascia and why it’s essential to maintain.

What is fascia?

Fascia is the wide strip of material that runs horizontally along the bottom edge of your home’s roofline. It’s beneath the edge of the shingles, and it holds the eavestroughs in place.

Fascia gives your home that finished look and can play a critical role in aesthetics and curb appeal,  It also plays an integral part in keeping your home free of pests and moisture problems.

How does fascia protect your home?

Keeps out pests

If you didn’t have fascia, there would be an exposed, unfinished edge at the end of your roofline. This gap will leave your home susceptible to water, but it will also act as a wide-open door for the local wildlife. Birds, squirrels, bats, and wasps would undoubtedly jump at the chance to build their nest in the shelter of this space. If your fascia is damaged and no longer doing its job, you run the risk of a pest infestation that can impact other exterior components of your house.

Keeps out moisture

Fascia acts as the finished cap to the edge of your roofline and soffit. If it is damaged, missing or cracked, it could allow moisture from the weather into the inner spaces of your roofing system. If left unchecked, those areas could become susceptible to mould, mildew, and widespread water damage. Fixing or replacing fascia is a relatively easy and cost-effective project. However, repairing water damage and dealing with mould removal is expensive and stressful. Staying on top of your fascia repair in Calgary, or replacing it when necessary, can save you a lot of money in the long run.

When should I replace my home’s fascia?

Thankfully, it’s pretty obvious when it’s time to replace your fascia. Wood fascia can look visibly rotten. Wood fascia can rot because it’s near the edge of the roof, so it encounters water often over the years. It can also look cracked or damaged and create a real eyesore on your home’s curb appeal.

A less noticeable sign is sweat or the look of condensation on your home’s upper interior walls. That could be an indication that your attic ventilation is compromised, and you should check your fascia and soffits.

Replacement with superior fascia products

Chinook Exteriors offers high-quality products and fascia installation in Calgary. They use Gentek Building Products that include aluminum fascia board and soffits. Most installers prefer metal products because they provide superior benefits compared to wood. Unlike wood, aluminum won’t rot, is easy to maintain, and is resistant to pests and moisture. Gentek fascia comes with a 40-year warranty and in a variety of colours and styles.

If you need soffit or fascia repair or replacement, contact Chinook Exteriors!


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