What type of wood is best for fascia?

Wood is the most common material used to make fascia. Typically, wood fascia boards are made of spruce, pine or fir. However, cedar fascia boards (same wood for decks) are gaining steam.

Cedar is a popular fascia wood and redwood is another. That’s because both species resist rot and moisture very well, even when unpainted. If you prime and paint the fascia, you can also make them out of fir, spruce or pine, which are all less expensive. You construct fascia boards out of 1-inch lumber.

Likewise, can you use treated lumber for fascia? Purchase pressure-treated lumber to replace your fascia boards as a way to extend the life of the repair. Pressure-treated lumber is designed for outside applications and resists rot, moisture and insect damage. Cut the new lumber to size and secure it to the rafter ends with galvanized finish nails.

Keeping this in view, how thick should fascia boards be?

Replacement fascias do vary in thickness by manufacturer, but the rule of thumb is that to qualify structurally as a replacement board they should be somewhere between 16mm and 25mm thick – our most common range is the 18mm Replacement Fascia.

How do you replace wood fascia?

Fascia roof repair tips

  1. Choose the best wood. Handpick each wood fascia board and make sure it’s from a species of wood that’s naturally decay resistant.
  2. Watch where you nail your fascia. If at all possible, never nail a fascia board near the edge of the end grain.
  3. Use the best nails.
  4. Paint the ends of your fascia boards.

Is fascia board necessary?

Fascia is meant to protect the roof and the interior of the home from moisture by blocking it from entry. It does have an aesthetic role as well; it creates an even appearance along the roof’s edge. If water gets behind the fascia board, it is vulnerable to damage.

Why do fascia boards rot?

The rotting condition of the fascia is a sign that water has compromised the structural integrity of the fascia board. There are many factors that can compromise the integrity of fascia boards, but two of the most common are improper installation of drip edge and gutters.

How much should it cost to replace fascia boards?

“When the water backs up, the first place it wants to go is the fascia board.” Replacing your soffit generally costs about $20 to $30 a linear foot installed, while replacing your fascia costs about $15 to $25 a linear foot installed.

What is the best material for exterior trim?

Wood. The most classic choice for exterior house trim is wood. Solid wood, as well as composite options, are available. Many homeowners prefer wood trim because of its natural look and feel but quality wood products are becoming scarcer, and therefore more expensive.

How do I protect my fascia board?

Your fascia boards bridge the gap between your roof and your gutter. Taking Care of Your Fascia Boards Make sure that you choose excellent products. Use galvanized nails. Don’t nail them in a way that will split the board over time. Paint them when possible, or add wood hardener.

How much does aluminum fascia cost?

Typical costs for vinyl or wood fascia boards and soffits range from $6 to $10 per linear foot, and the cost to fit out a simple single-level home is anything from $600 to $2,000. The price of aluminum fascia ranges from $8 to $20 or more, and the budget for a single-story home ranges from $800 to $6,000.

What material is used for fascia?

Wood

How do I know my fascia size?

Multiply the 1-1/2 inch width of the fascia board by the slope of the roof (e.g. 4/12). 1.5” times 4 divided by 12 = 0.5 or ½ inch. For a 2×6 fascia board at a 4/12 slope, the trim size would be 1-1/2 inch x 5 inches for an overhang without a soffit.

What is the board behind the fascia called?

The fascia board is the one mounted at the point where the roof meets the outer walls of the house and is often called the ROOFLINE. However most people refer to it by the name of the main board that carries the gutter – the fascia or fascias.

How do you hang fascia?

Begin installing aluminum fascia at the center of each length by pushing it up snug to the bottom of the soffit panels. Nail it, then work your way in both directions, driving nails every 16 in., placed about 1 in. from the top and bottom. Overlap joints 1 to 2 in.

How do you replace fascia with drip edge?

Pry up with a cat’s paw or nail puller the nails in the drip edge’s bottom flange where it meets the fascia board. Pull the drip edge’s top flange out from under the shingles and carefully set it aside for potential reuse.

What nails do you use for fascia?

Hardie Trim It calls for 2-inch, 16-gauge, corrosion-resistant finish nails only when you are attaching fascia to double sub-fascia. Nails should not be closer than 1 1/4 inches from the edges and no nearer than one inch from the ends. With pneumatic nailing, Hardie Trim recommends driving the finish nails flush.