Adding curb appeal to your home will drastically impact the resale value should you choose to sell your home.
When many of us hear the phrase, "curb appeal," we think of perfectly-maintained flower beds, a fresh coat of paint, and a beautiful lawn. While these are all aspects that impact the first impression we have of a home, curb appeal is about more than landscaping and exterior paint.
An often overlooked aspect of curb appeal is the fascia! That's right, choosing the right fascia board material will improve your curb appeal.
So, what material should you choose? Keep reading to learn more.
What Fascia Board Material Should You Use?
Just like soffits, fascia boards are important for protecting the inside of your home.
Fascia boards are located between the soffit and gutters on the exterior of your house. You have plenty of options for the material you'd like to use for the fascia.
Here are some of those options:
Wood is a common material used for fascia boards.
If you have other features on your home that are made from wood, you may choose wood fascia to complement those other features. If you want the option to paint your fascia a color that isn't neutral, you may choose wood fascia for that as well.
Cedar is a great option for wood fascia, as it's more resistant to rotting than many other types of wood.
If you don't want to worry about wood rotting at all, you may decide to use PVC for your fascia instead.
PVC can be made to look like wood. You'll find that PVC fascia works best with vinyl or aluminum siding. If you're concerned about having the ability to paint your fascia, you can still paint PVC to match your home.
Fiber cement is a great option for your fascia if your home is already made out of fiber cement.
Having a matching fascia will tie the whole look of the home together. If you need to cut fiber cement fascia boards, keep in mind that these will dull your saw.
Vinyl is a versatile and fairly resilient fascia material.
You can find it in many different colors and finishes to complement the exterior of your home. If you already have vinyl siding on your home, you may choose vinyl fascia to match.
You can buy fascia boards that are made from vinyl, however, many people choose to attach vinyl covers to their wood fascia.
Aluminum is versatile, lightweight, and pretty durable when used as a fascia material.
While vinyl can be found in premade fascia boards, aluminum cannot. So, if you want to use aluminum, install wood fascia boards and then put an aluminum cover over them.
You can simply nail the aluminum cover into the wood fascia boards and they're ready to go. You don't need to worry about painting them or anything.
Which Material Will You Choose for Your Fascia?
Since fascia can be seen from the road, you'll want to choose a material that matches the rest of your home.
Adding the best fascia board material will improve the curb appeal of your home.
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