Repair Damaged Fascia Boards For An Instant Home Facelift

Fascia boards are susceptible to water damage, which leads to rotting wood boards that can become loose and are unsightly. Repair your fascia boards for a subtle home makeover.

Photo by Robin McShaffry

Fascia boards run horizontally under a roof's edge and can be made of wood or sheet metal. These boards are installed in segments and the seams should be lined up at the rafters which protects the ends from water damage.

Repair Damaged Fascia Boards for an Instant Home Facelift

If the paint is peeling from the fascia board (pictured above), but the wood is in good condition, then sand and repaint your boards. If you notice signs of rot, you will need to cut those sections out at the rafters and replace them. Check out the video above for instructions on mitering fascia boards to accommodate corners.

Avoid overly thick nails which can cause fascia boards to crack and splinter. Use galvanised finishing nails to install the new fascia boards. Use wood filler to fill cracks at seams and corners and then sand.

Lastly, prime and paint your new fascia boards to complete the look. Check out the video above for more.

Repairing Fascia Boards [Paul Ricalde (YouTube)]


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