Fascia Boards & Furring Strips
If your fascia boards and guttering are looking a bit tired and could use some TLC, we offer a variety of ways to tidy them up. You can opt for over fascia or dry verge systems to enhance the appearance of your roofline and maintain a smart, sleek finish.
Here at Gutter Guru, we take pride in our work and always go the extra mile to provide our customers with a service that they can be proud of, therefore if the wood becomes rotten, we would then take down the original boards and soffits and replace them. The soffits could also be vented to allow air flow into the loft space to help fight against dry rot etc. This is all topped off with new gutter to give you a nice clean look to your roofline.
With over 15 years experience, our team of highly-skilled installation specialists provide Fascias, Soffits and Guttering from leading brands as part of a truly bespoke service.
Fascia gutters are a functional home design detail that can be seen on a lot of modern buildings nowadays. You might not recognize the name, but chances are you’ve seen this architectural feature around town if you’re from a major city like New York or Los Angeles. Fascia gutters add a beautiful finishing touch to any building exterior, and they can even serve to protect your house from water damage! We’ll help you understand how they work below.
Fascia boards, also known as soffit boards, are siding panels placed between your gutter and the exterior wall of your property. An exterior fascia board, usually made of wood or metal, covers the openings between the rafters of the fascia and, with the soffit, encloses the attic space of the home. Fascias are generally used not only to hold up but to stabilize gutters. Get in contact with us today and get your fascia gutter now!
Fascia board materials
Generally, fascia boards are made of wood, aluminum or vinyl.
Out of all fascia types available, wood is one of the most commonly used materials. The cost to install wood fascia is relatively cheap. Besides, aesthetically speaking, it offers an elegant look. Nevertheless, it may require a lot of maintenance. A well-maintained wood fascia can last for up to 20 years or more from the time it's installed.
Aluminum fascia is quite popular for its durability. As a result, it is considered one of the most expensive materials around. Aluminum fascias are long-lasting. Metal fascia boards require little maintenance as they are weather-proofed. Also, you can find a great variety of metal fascia sizes.
What is vinyl fascia? Vinyl fascia is one of the most flexible materials to work with. You can choose the color you like to match your home, it’s easy to install and in case the fascia gets broken, repairing it is cheaper than aluminum and wood fascias. However, the biggest disadvantage of vinyl is that it is the most susceptible to strong weather conditions. It deforms under strong heats and loses its color under freezing points.
Fascia and Gutter Replacement
Fascia is the horizontal trim installed on your roof’s rafter ends, and it covers the end grain of the roofing deck. It’s a prime target for water leakage, so fixing and protecting your fascia is crucial to preventing your home from future damage. If your fascia is damaged or rotten, we say it’s better to just replace it with new fascia. But if you can’t afford that, we can install an aluminum fascia system to prevent further damage although it will not look as nice as fascia replacement.
It is hard to know if the fascia are rotted on a house that has not had a gutter replacement project done in recent years. We can be 100% sure, however, that the fascia are rotted when the water has been running between the fascia and gutter for some time. A fascia which is rotted cannot withstand a gutter system designed to support heavy snow accumulations.
Is my house suitable to get a fascia board installed?
Although most modern homes are built with fascia boards, not all older homes have them. This is because these traditional homes were built without fascia to accommodate large roof overhangs. However, your home is still at risk for water intrusion.
When installing a fascia is not an option, we use a roof strap to secure your gutter on the roof. This is safe and secure, but doesn't look as nice as a fascia gutter installation.
For homeowners that don't have fascia on their home building out this overhang is a good option. If a fascia board is not possible to install then we could build out this overhang to mount the gutters to.
Soffit is a layer of wood, aluminum or vinyl that goes from the bottom of the fascia to the top piece of a wall board. Soffits do not only protect the rafters from weather or moisture, but also allow air to flow through soffits and vents. Airflow is key in enclosed attic spaces to keep temperatures down. If you require your home’s soffit to be replaced or you do not have soffit currently, we are ready to help you!
Benefits of getting a Fascia in excellent conditions:
It provides a layer of strength to help stabilize the gutter,
It requires little maintenance as the product will not crack or wrap.
Fascia boards are safe, keeping your gutters secure in extreme weather conditions.
It offers a place for the soffit to be attached and close off the attic space.
Easy to install, hassle-free installation with no mess at all.
Soffit allows ventilation, which prevents winter ice, water from entering the home, and maintains the home fresh in the summer months.
Open rafters with no fascia are screwed into one of the extremes of an available wood. This is not as stable as screwing it into the perpendicular wood of the fascia board.
Open rafters without fascia often give insects and animals a chance to find their way into your property.
We are experts in soffit and fascia replacement. Our soffit and fascia installers will help you select the right materials, including vinyl gutters and other seamless products. With over 20+ years of experience in the gutter industry, rest assured that you’ll get a professional service and workmanship guaranteed.