Your home is getting a new roof. You can’t wait to see the final result. On the last day, the roofing contractors pack their vehicles and head off into the sunset. All is well!

Then you see your old, rotten fascia board sticking out of your roof. What happened?

A professional roofing contractor should note any rotten or damaged fascia boards during a initial roof inspection. In the estimate for a roofing contractor, the cost of replacing or repairing fascia boards should also be included.

However, some roofers may not consider fascia a part of the siding and ignore it entirely. To receive the best quality workmanship and service, it is important to contact a professional roofing contractor.

This problem can be corrected by having the roof replaced and a new drip edge installed properly by a professional roofing contractor.

Fascia, a flat or vertical surface that is attached to the end of the rafter and can hold a gutter, is also known as a fascia. Rotten fascia is a common problem homeowners face around their house’s exterior. Rotting fascia indicates that water has damaged the structural integrity.

Fascia boards can be damaged by many things, including improperly installed gutters and drip edges. They are intended to divert water away from your home.

Rotten fascia may indicate water accumulation in other areas of the house. Although the fascia board absorbs some water from heavy rains, the water still works its way down to base of the home.

Water may be seen backing up in basements or crawlspaces. This could indicate that the structural integrity of all building materials below the fascia may be compromised. A professional inspector may be required to inspect the house and determine whether additional repairs are needed.

Regular inspections and maintenance of your roof and surrounding structures can prevent problems like rotten fascia. To determine the best course, contact a professional roofing contractor immediately if you notice any signs of trouble.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg FL. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978.  Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.