The Best Material For Fascia Boards

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Fascia boards are an important piece of your roof. The fascia board is the most important element of your roofline, It is not only a central style feature on your roof, it is also important when it comes to the structural integrity of your roofline. So, you need to choose a material that is both stylish and durable. This article explains the two most popular materials for fascia boards:

Wooden Fascia Boards

Wooden fascia boards are probably the most common material for fascia boards. Wood is affordable, easy to install, easy to paint, and durable. It is definitely a great material for fascia boards, but is is not the lowest maintenance option. The fascia board is directly exposed to the sun and moisture, meaning it takes a beating over the years. No matter what species of wood you choose for your fascia, it will need some maintenance and TLC over the years. Most importantly, you need to make sure the wood is protected from moisture.

A clear coat sealant on top of the paint finish is the best way to protect the wood from moisture. A clear coat finish will not last forever. You might need to repaint and refinish your fascia once every few years. Wood is actually one of the two options that can be repainted. This is great characteristic for homeowners who want to change their home style on a regular basis. This work is difficult when you consider that it needs to be done at the top of a ladder. In conclusion, wood fascia is a safe and reliable choice, but it is going to need some maintenance.

Vinyl Fascia Boards

Vinyl is another popular fascia material. Most homeowners will love the fact that vinyl is waterproof and weather resistant. Vinyl fascia is also more fade resistant. Basically, vinyl is the low maintenance choice for fascia boards. While most people will appreciate the low maintenance of vinyl, they might be skeptical of the style. Vinyl will definitely look great on homes with vinyl siding and windows. However, will it look okay on a wooden or stucco sidewall? Surprisingly, vinyl fascia products can look very stylish and natural on all types of homes. Not all vinyl products are shiny and look like plastic. Modern vinyl products have many different textures and finishes. These finishes usually copy the texture and look of a natural material, like wood. So vinyl might be a good choice if you want fascia that looks similar to real wood but doesn't need all the maintenance.

Contact a company like Maynor  Roofing &  Siding Co for more information and assistance. 

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