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.
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?
Cedar, redwood, and pine are common woods used to make fascia boards. When primed and painted, these woods resist rot and moisture well.
The cost to replace a fascia board is roughly $20 per linear foot. This does not include the labor to reinstall your gutters.
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.