Replacing a Damaged Wood Fascia Board
If you live in a house that has damaged fascia board, there’s a good chance that it’s going to need to be replaced. Replacing the damaged wood fascia board usually isn’t that difficult a task, depending upon how the home is built.
The wood facia board is the wood nailed at the end of the roof rafters, but not the wood nailed on top of the roof rafters. This wood can easily become damaged from moisture causing dry decay and of course those incredible little pesky critters known as termites.
The best way that you can remove damaged wood fascia board will be to cut it into smaller pieces and then pry it loose from the roof sheeting or exposed overhang. You can also use a reciprocating saw to cut the nails that are holding the fasia board to the wood roof rafter and roof sheeting.
The biggest problem that you’re going to have is removing the damaged sections. Once these sections are damaged, they should be replaced as soon as possible, to prevent the spread of more wood decay or termite damage.
Once you have removed the damaged fascia board, it’s now time to replace it with a new lumber. If you have removed the old fasia board in one piece, you can use it as a pattern, by simply laying it on top of the new lumber and tracing the areas that need to be cut.
If the wood is severely damaged or you need to cut it into small pieces, just to remove it, you will need to measure these angles carefully and cut consequently.
It’s not always going to be easy to remove and replace the wood fascia board and if you’re not comfortable or it seems like the task is going to be beyond your construction abilities, I would suggest that you hire a contractor to repair these damaged areas.