When To Replace a Fascia Board
Nothing on or in your home lasts forever, and there will eventually come a point where some of the fascia boards on your home need to be replaced. Watch out for these warning signs.
When you see rot, mold, fungus or algae growing
IF you can see rot, mold, fungus or algae growing on or near your fascia board, it’s a sure sign of a leak or weak point. All four of those undesirable elements are signs that water is pooling, seeping, standing or otherwise existing where it shouldn’t. When you see these things around fascias, they need to be replaced.
Make sure to take action immediately to lessen the chances of needing a full roof replacement from the damage.
Damage from animals or trees
If you notice signs of damage from animals, like claw marks, chewed-up bits of wood, or insect holes, it’s time to replace that fascia board. Remember, the purpose of these boards is to keep the elements out of your roof, attic, and home interior. Once animals have compromised one or more boards, those boards can’t do their jobs effectively anymore.
Tree damage is usually much more obvious. If a tree falls on your roof during a storm, you’ll likely know. As you remove the tree or branch, look for any signs of impact damage. Look everywhere â€” on your asphalt roofing, fascia boards, siding â€” anywhere the tree is likely to hit.
Cracks, holes and bowing are present
If you find any other cracks, holes or bowing in your fascia boards, those also indicate that it’s time to replace the fascia boards. Even if you can’t find a cause for the damage (like pests, trees, or water), you need to take action right away so your roof and attic stay protected.
Conde Roofing & Fascia Board Inspections in NH & MA
If you’re concerned about issues with your fascia boards or anything else roofing-related, Conde Roofing is here to serve you. Sometimes damage isn’t as obvious as you might think. A professional inspection can tell you exactly what needs to happen next. We serve clients in New Hampshire and Massachusetts with quality roofing and fascia board inspections, as well as roof repair services, roof replacement, and more.