Although it is a beautiful thing to age gracefully, homes, like humans, require a little bit of cosmetic enhancement. Such aesthetic improvement is meant to make your client's home look good without doing too much, and this is where fascia covers come in handy. Not only do the covers improve a home's appearance, but they also prevent deterioration of the underlying timbers. They eliminate the need to paint the fascia boards every year. The best part is that fascia covers can be customised to fit oversized and undersized timbers that are beyond the scope of pre-cut fascia covers. However, you should avoid some mistakes during fascia cover installation. Read on.
Not Considering Gutter Positioning
A common misconception among new roofers is that fascia cover installation has nothing to do with the orientation of the gutter. The truth is that how the drain is installed determines how long a newly installed fascia cover lasts. It is especially the case if the gutter was installed by a homeowner who thinks that the gutter system works well when hanging on the edge of a roof. Unbeknownst to such a client, the capillary action of rainwater forces water from the roof to run on gutters that are set too high. Consequently, it damages the fascia cover behind. As such, always make sure that the drain hangs a few inches lower than the roofline before you begin installing the custom fascia cover.
Skipping Channel Grooves on Fascia Covers
Fascia covers come in varying lengths, and it is a roofer's job to measure and cut the pieces required in a specific project. When installing the covers, it is recommended that you fasten each subsequent piece to the fascia board. This is made possible by the channel grooves on the fascia covers where the different parts lock. However, some roofers tend to screw one channel groove and skip the next. The roofers think that the tongue-groove lock mechanism in the fascia cover links the unfastened pieces. Although it might seem so at first, the cover, with time, begins to sag since the gap created allows in snow and other debris. Therefore, ensure that you screw every channel on the fascia cover for integrity purposes.
Not Securing Fascia Covers During Installation
The most common material used to make fascia covers is aluminium, since it is a light material. However, since aluminium is susceptible to denting and warping, it is vital for roofers to handle the fascia covers with utmost care. Dropping the cover causes it to lose form, thereby leaving behind a kinked and warped look. It can rob a house the aesthetic look that your client is hoping for. For that reason, make sure that you carefully handle the fascia cover when ascending the roof and during installation to avoid dropping the covers.