Is fascia considered part of the roof?

The fascia 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. The fascia supports shingles and helps keep moisture out.

Ceiling lamps are not strictly reserved for ceilings, and can also be found under the porch, arches, columns, etc. 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 ceiling and the fascia that extend along the tails of the beams on the edge of the ceiling.

These crucial elements for the exterior of the house are more than just decorative elements to complete the look of your home. The fascia is the roofline, or the board that covers the area where the outer walls of the house meet the roof. The ceiling is the material that covers the eaves, or the place where the beams extend beyond the walls of the house. These architectural elements serve to protect your home from a variety of pests.

Some of the animals that can invade your home if the ceiling is in poor condition or doesn't exist are squirrels, birds and bats. Your home's attic also needs ventilation. The ceiling is designed to allow air to pass through and, at the same time, create a finished look and prevent animals from entering. It's vital to maintain these often-overlooked features of your home.

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.