Fascia boards are very important when it comes to the style of your eaves and roof like. Whether you have a flat or pitched roof, the fascia needs to be kept for style and structural reasons. If your fascia is saggy it will detract from the style of your roof, even worse, it might even lead to a compromised roof. So, if you are repairing an old roof, you need to decide what material you are going to use for your new product. This article compares wood and vinyl fascia boards.
Wooden Fascia Boards
There is a good chance that your existing fascia board is wood. Homeowners who have rotted, warp, or compromised wooden fascia might want be frustrated with the material. But, if your wooden fascia boards have been in place for years or decades, you should not be surprised if they need to be replaced, especially if you never did anything to maintain them. The fact of the matter is wood is a great material but it will need some maintenance over the years.
In reality, the roofing repair is not really time consuming or expensive. The only thing you need to do is make sure that the wood is sealed. If they paint or stain finish is worn off, the wood will be exposed and vulnerable. So, you might need to restain your wood once or twice every 10 years (at the most). Of course, this depends on where you live, the woods location in relationship to the sun, how much moisture it receives, and the species of wood. Basically, wood is a great choice if you are willing to undertake the minimal maintenance. If you want a no maintenance product, vinyl might be better for you.
Vinyl Fascia Boards
Vinyl is actually a great material for fascia boards. Not only is it waterproof, it is also more fade resistant than wood. Best of all, vinyl is dyed during manufacturing, so you don't really need to worry about painting or staining it. That being said, it is possible to repaint vinyl (solid colors only) if you want to change your style. Vinyl fascia boards have fake wood textures that look very much like the real thing. You have to consider that you will save a little time and money over the years when it comes to maintaining vinyl fascia.
Either product can be great for your home, just think about the maintenance needs of each.