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Composite Wood Fascia Boards

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Your roofline is extremely noticeable style aspect on your roof and your entire home exterior. If you don't maintain it, it can definitely age your roof and your entire home. So, if you are going to install a new roof or you are replacing your existing roofline, you need to think about what material you are going to use for your fascia boards. This article explains why composite woods are actually a great material for most residential fascia boards.

Fascia Boards are Vulnerable

Fascia boards are directly exposed to the elements. The sun and rain can have an effect on wood grain. That is, it can fade the surface, and also cause problems with the actual grains, which can lead to the wood warping and sagging. Basically, homeowners who have wooden fascia boards need to do a lot more to maintain them. This can mean not only constantly repainting the surface, but also patching holes and cracks in the wood. Basically, if you own a wooden fascia board, it is going to take a little more maintenance over the years.

Composite Woods are Very Practical

Composite woods allows you to have the style of wood, with a fraction of the maintenance. Composite wood boards are pre-finished, and they don't need to be painted or stained. The finish is usually printed on a vinyl cap that is wrapped around the entire piece of wood. The printing results in a realistic and fade resistant finish. In fact, once you install a composite wood fascia board, you probably do not need to do anything else over the years. It will not need to be patched, stain, sealed, or repaired in any way.

Composite Looks Good Too

The main reservation that people have when it comes to installing composite wood products is that they don't think they look quite as good as real wood. This is probably true at first, but, after real wood is installed, and it has aged over a few years, it can actually look aged and shabby, especially if it is not maintained regularly. After ten years, for example, the manufactured wood print on a composite product is going to look much better than real wood. Also, fascia boards are rarely ever viewed up close. When you are looking at your board from the ground, you might not even be able to tell that it is not real wood.

For more information, contact a company like Griffitts Construction Siding and Windows.


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