What Is a Fascia Board? | High Five Gutters

What Is a Fascia Board?

By High Five Gutters on April 28, 2021

In simple terms, a fascia board is the long horizontal, flat piece of wood that runs along the lower lip edge of your roof. It’s opposite side runs vertically down from the roof edge toward the ground — about 9-12” inches in depth. The fascia board is what the gutter components are attached to.

Roof fascia board

A fascia is different than a soffit in that a fascia is a piece of wood used to protect and hide the edge of the roof from the elements. Check out the High Five article linked below explaining what a soffit is.

Read: What Is a Soffit?

What Is the Best Material for Fascia Boards

Cedar, redwood, and pine are common woods used to make fascia boards. When primed and painted, these woods resist rot and moisture well.

How Much Does It Cost to Replace Fascia Boards

The cost to replace a fascia board is roughly $20 per linear foot. This does not include the labor to reinstall your gutters.

How Long Does It Take to Replace Fascia Boards

The time required to replace a fascia board is relatively quick. A skilled technician can replace 40 feet of fascia board, or about one side of a home in roughly 30 minutes. An average home can have a ful fascia board replacement in a day, including time for fit, finish, and clean up. This includes the time required for caulking of gaps. Painting would likely require an additional day’s labor.

Do Gutter Companies Replace Fascia Boards

Most gutter and roofing companies will replace fascia boards and soffits. If you have any questions regarding a repair or replacement, feel free to reach out with questions or concerns.