To identify the fascia board on your roof, you need to take a few steps back, so that you’re looking at your property with a slight side view. The fascia is the board that the guttering is attached to – it runs along the length of the lower edge of the roof, where the roof meets the property’s outer walls. As well as making the guttering system look neat, it also has an important function. As the fascia supports the gutter, it needs to be strong and robust so that it can handle the substantial weight of the gutter during heavy rainfall. Living in the UK, we all know that, when it rains, it really rains; the fascia needs to be able to cope with that.
The fascia board is also responsible for supporting the bottom row of tiles on your roof. This is another element that can test the fascia’s load-bearing capabilities, so it is important that damaged, weakened or old fascias are updated with stronger and more durable designs.