- The primary function of the fascia is to protect the roof and the interior of the home from moisture by blocking its entrance.
- Fascia also plays an aesthetic role, because it creates a smooth, even appearance along the roof’s edge.
- Metal fascia can only protect the wooden fascia board from damage if the edge of the shingles or roof system keeps water from getting behind the aluminum or steel fascia. To prevent this from happening the shingles, dripedge, or the roofing system must be installed with a 1.5” to 2” overhang past the edge of the fascia board.
What size does metal fascia come in?
- The typical sizes you will see fascia in is 6”, 8”, and 10”.
- Custom sizes can be fabricated up to 24″ in width.
- The size of the fascia can vary depending on the architectural guidelines of a subdivision or the design the building. At times this means that the fascia is either larger or smaller than the standard sizes.
- Gutter Dunn can custom bend and fascia to fit any project. We have equipment that can do this either in our metal shop or we can have it done at one of our various suppliers.
How do I keep my fascia from flying off in the wind?
- It is common to see fascia that has ripped off a home due to high winds. Typically in new construction most companies will use fascia nails to fasten the metal fascia to your home. Over time these wiggle loose causing the aluminum fascia to detach from your home.
- Gutter Dunn installers use 1.5” screws to secure the bottom of the fascia. With the use of screws rather than nails, the fascia will never rip off your home even during high winds.