The Fascia: The Last Line of Defense for Your Roof

The fascia is an important part of the roof, often overlooked but essential for protecting your home from the elements. It is the attractive board found along the side of the cantilever and the roof that helps make the roof look finished. Its spout is located above the facial plate. The fascia is also known as the “transition molding” between the house and the roofline.

It supports shingles and helps keep moisture out, making it a crucial element for the exterior of your home. The fascia is considered to be the roofline's last line of defense and beams against the elements. This is what gutters stick to and helps prevent some of the rain, snow and wind from penetrating below the roofline. Many people don't realize the importance of the fascia that extend along the tails of the beams on the edge of the roof. The fascia is more than just a decorative element to complete the look of your home. It serves to protect your home from a variety of pests, such as squirrels, birds and bats.

Your home's attic also needs ventilation, which is provided by the fascia allowing air to pass through while creating a finished look and preventing animals from entering. If your roofers are going to replace the fascia plate as part of a complete roof replacement, they will install the new shingles before repairing the fascia. It's vital to maintain these often-overlooked features of your home. The fascia is an important part of your roof that should not be overlooked when it comes to protecting your home from damage.