Fascia board are very prone to wear and tear and if not looked after well they can get damaged and become an eyesore. It is for this reason that you need to ensure that they are well maintained and repaired when damaged. Here are a couple of helpful tips.
Use good wood
From the get-go, it is important to ensure that you invest in high quality wood that is naturally resistant to decay. Some of the commonly used varieties include cypress, cedar and heartwood. Ensure that the grain structure is not likely to lead to warping, twisting, bowing or splitting.
Ensure that you nail your fascia boards close to the edge of the end grain. You may be asking why this is really important; it is because nailing in the wrong place could lead to split board ends which are a structural risk and also unsightly.
You need to ensure that you use high quality nails including hot dipped galvanized, old fashioned or stainless steel varieties. The additional cost of buying quality nails is quite negligible so you don’t have to worry about the financial aspect.
Paint is important not just for enhancing the visual appeal of the fascia boards, but also to strengthen the wood especially at the edges that have end grains. Choose good quality paint for this process.