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Fascia Board, Fascia Cap & Soffit Installation – crucial part of the Gutter System

Fascia Board, Fascia Cap & Soffit Installation – crucial part of the Gutter System

At NJ Home Maintenance Services you can always count on our management, office staff, and field technicians to properly assess your fascia board and fascia cap issues.  Most people ask what does fascia cap, and fascia board do? How do they affect my gutters? Should I choose to have fascia cap installed on top of the fascia board on my home?

NJ Home Maintenance Services provides both replacement of Fascia Board/Fascia Cap.  Fascia board is crucial in keeping your gutters properly attached to your home.  Fascia Board, also known as Fascia Wood attaches to the rafters of your home, from there the board is either capped with aluminum trim known as fascia cap or the gutter is just screwed into the Fascia Board without any Fascia Cap being installed.  This is a choice we leave up to our customers since everyone has a budget to stick to and some homes need just a partial gutter replacement, therefore to match the existing gutters on the home, fascia cap may not be installed.  When new gutters are installed we recommend installing fascia cap to keep the fascia board from rotting but once again we understand that budget plays a big role in every decision we make.  We recommend it but it is not something that is absolutely necessary for a gutter system to function properly.

Our staff and estimators will definitely recommend homeowners having a full gutter replacement to choose to install fascia cap on top of the fascia board.  Fascia Cap covers fascia board and is aesthetically appealing as opposed to peeling/cracked paint and also even more importantly serves as a fascia board protectant.  Installing Fascia Cap on top of the fascia board will help prevent the new fascia board from wood rot caused by water flowing in between the back of the gutter and the fascia board which occurs if your outlets that allow water to drain are clogged and the water inside the gutter raises and begins to overflow.   When we do our estimates it is very difficult to determine the exact amount of fascia board that will be needed to be replaced on a home unless the gutter is removed and the fascia board is exposed.  Fascia board will only be replaced if it is determined that the wood is severely rotting and will compromise the gutter system.  Since we opened our doors we have only changed almost all the fascia board on one home and it was a home built in the late 1800s and the homeowner was well aware of how bad the fascia board situation was. 9 out of 10 times there may be a few feet that needs to be changed or areas where a gutter completely detaches from a home and it is visibly noticeable that the fascia board needs to be replaced than that will be added to your estimate prior to you receiving it.  If it is not visible we always put an itemized line for fascia board on your estimate where fascia board will be replaced where necessary.  Fascia board and fascia cap are part of the gutter system therefore we do recommend having both board and cap installed but it is always the customers choice whether they choose to do so or not unless it is not possible to install the gutter because of extreme water damage that has compromised the integrity of the existing fascia board.

At NJ Home Maintenance Services you can always count on our management, office staff, and field technicians to properly assess your fascia board and fascia cap issues.  Most people ask what does fascia cap, and fascia board do? How do they affect my gutters? Should I choose to have fascia cap installed on top of the fascia board on my home?

NJ Home Maintenance Services provides both replacement of Fascia Board/Fascia Cap.  Fascia board is crucial in keeping your gutters properly attached to your home.  Fascia Board, also known as Fascia Wood attaches to the rafters of your home, from there the board is either capped with aluminum trim known as fascia cap or the gutter is just screwed into the Fascia Board without any Fascia Cap being installed.  This is a choice we leave up to our customers since everyone has a budget to stick to and some homes need just a partial gutter replacement, therefore to match the existing gutters on the home, fascia cap may not be installed.  When new gutters are installed we recommend installing fascia cap to keep the fascia board from rotting but once again we understand that budget plays a big role in every decision we make.  We recommend it but it is not something that is absolutely necessary for a gutter system to function properly.

Our staff and estimators will definitely recommend homeowners having a full gutter replacement to choose to install fascia cap on top of the fascia board.  Fascia Cap covers fascia board and is aesthetically appealing as opposed to peeling/cracked paint and also even more importantly serves as a fascia board protectant.  Installing Fascia Cap on top of the fascia board will help prevent the new fascia board from wood rot caused by water flowing in between the back of the gutter and the fascia board which occurs if your outlets that allow water to drain are clogged and the water inside the gutter raises and begins to overflow.   When we do our estimates it is very difficult to determine the exact amount of fascia board that will be needed to be replaced on a home unless the gutter is removed and the fascia board is exposed.  Fascia board will only be replaced if it is determined that the wood is severely rotting and will compromise the gutter system.  Since we opened our doors we have only changed almost all the fascia board on one home and it was a home built in the late 1800s and the homeowner was well aware of how bad the fascia board situation was. 9 out of 10 times there may be a few feet that needs to be changed or areas where a gutter completely detaches from a home and it is visibly noticeable that the fascia board needs to be replaced than that will be added to your estimate prior to you receiving it.  If it is not visible we always put an itemized line for fascia board on your estimate where fascia board will be replaced where necessary.  Fascia board and fascia cap are part of the gutter system therefore we do recommend having both board and cap installed but it is always the customers choice whether they choose to do so or not unless it is not possible to install the gutter because of extreme water damage that has compromised the integrity of the existing fascia board.

NJ Home Maintenance Services also replaces soffits.  We recommend ventilated vinyl soffits, with J-channels.  Ventilation is crucial in ice dam prevention.  Ventilated Soffits allow cold air to cool the roof and it is less likely for ice dams to form.  Ventilated Soffits also allow any water that penetrates the fascia board to flow out of the soffit rather than flow inside your home and damage interior walls, ceilings, etc.   If you have any questions on Fascia Board, Fascia Cap or Soffits please feel free to contact our office at anytime at 862-221-9080.

NJ Home Maintenance Services also replaces soffits.  We recommend ventilated vinyl soffits, with J-channels.  Ventilation is crucial in ice dam prevention.  Ventilated Soffits allow cold air to cool the roof and it is less likely for ice dams to form.  Ventilated Soffits also allow any water that penetrates the fascia board to flow out of the soffit rather than flow inside your home and damage interior walls, ceilings, etc.   If you have any questions on Fascia Board, Fascia Cap or Soffits please feel free to contact our office at anytime at 862-221-9080.