How to Replace Fascia Board

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One of the main spots that can become water damaged on the exterior is the fascia. The fascia is the trim board around your roof, often partially covered by gutters. It takes a lot of abuse from weather as well as debris running off the roof. Every home owner will have to replace the fascia board at one point or another. By replacing the damaged fascia board you will avoid potential mold and warping from damaged wood near and beneath your fascia. Replacing the fascia is very simple provided you have a few tools and the replacement wood.

How to Replace the Fascia Board

Step 1:

Start by removing the gutter and any extra roof shingles that may be covering the fascia board. This is easiest if you decide to erect a scaffold but a ladder will work just as well.

Step 2:

Use a circular saw that is set to a 45 degree angle to cut off the damaged fascia board that is present. This may be partway down the length of the board or you can replace the entire board.

Step 3:

Next take a new board and trim it up to the length of the piece that you cut off.

Step 4:

Drill pilot holes for the nails and nail the replacement board and the existing board together where they overlap at the 45 degree angle.

Step 5:

Finally, you’ll want to paint or stain the new fascia board to match the existing ones.