Repairing the fascia board is perhaps one of the best DIY repair that you can do. Roofing repairs are simple, but you need to make sure that you can handle the physical nature of the work. That is, climbing up and down a ladder while working on your fascia can be quite exhausting. If you have a wooden fascia board, it will need to be regularly maintained to preserve the integrity of your roof line, the strength of your gutter, and the style of your trim. The fascia board is a vital piece of your roof line, and it needs to be regularly maintained if you want it to look good and work properly.
Checking Your Fascia
When it comes to your fascia board, the most important thing is to make sure it is straight and level. Usually, you need to do your part to protect your wooden fascia from water and termites. If the wood gets waterlogged, the boards can warp and sag. So, you need to frequently check your fascia board to make sure it is waterproof.
To do this, you should regularly inspect it by walking around your house and looking at it. However, you also need to get up on the ladder and actually look at it. Most important thing to check for is paint or stain that is peeling away your faith. This could be a sign that there is corrosion within the wood.
Check the Back Side of the Fascia
If the outward facing side of the fascia looks good, this does not necessarily mean that it is still structurally sound. Fascia can get water damaged from the backside, where it isn't visible at first. Eventually, the water damage corrodes all the way through the wood and the board becomes useless. So, when you get up on your ladder, make sure you look behind the fascia board.
If your fascia is capped with a soffit board, you can simply check by knocking the wood with your knuckles and making sure it sounds solid, and not hollow. If you notice that the paint or stain on your fascia board is fading off, but the wood still seems to be in good shape, you should immediately restain it to restore the waterproof finish. If you leave it unattended, the wood will become exposed and more susceptible to water damage.
Basically, you need to be vigilant when it comes to protecting your preserving your wooden fascia board. If your wood is compromised, you want to call in professional roofing services to look at it.