Many people think roofs are just the asphalt shingles they see on the outside, or the slate or clay tiles that sit on their home. They fail to see that their roof is made up of many parts that serve to protect their home from the elements, such as rain and snow, and keep you and all within safe and warm at night.

Brett Hayse Exterior Specialists is proud to serve the Gainesville area with the best residential and multi-family roof replacement and repairs. We offer roof inspections so we can determine what exactly your roof is suffering from and prescribe a treatment plan, usually either a roof replacement or a roof repair service. We put our customers first, and do our best to be transparent throughout the entire roofing process, from roofing inspection to roofing completion. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at fascia and what it does in your roofing system. Contact us today for your free roofing estimate!


If you’ve looked at your roof at all, you’ve seen the fascia. It’s what you’d probably call the roofline, but in roofer speak, it’s more specifically the place where your roof and your outer wall meet at a corner. Your gutter is attached to your roof via the fascia. Fascia are often made of plastic or PVC and is meant to protect your wood of that area of your roof from water damage. Fascia has been around since at least the ancient Greeks who used this material directly above their columns. The fascia serves an aesthetic purpose as well to hide the edge of the board and the other building materials and give it a smoother appearance.


Fascia itself describes the entire areas of your roof where the edges meet. The fascia board is a board that runs all the way across your home fixed directly to the roof trusses and helps to support your roofing material, not to mention your gutters. Metal fascia boards are becoming popular, mainly for the aesthetics they provide your home or business.


  • Aesthetics
  • Keeps out critters
  • Disguises roof ventilation
  • Helps support gutters
  • Keeps out water
  • General added protection for home

Fascia is just one component of your roof that is helpful to know about when you inspect your roof, particularly after a storm.


All pieces of your roof work in tandem to do its primary job of protecting you and your family from the elements and keeping you warm in the cold winter months. After all, your home is the soft place to come home to when you had a bad day at work, or you received bad news. You want it functioning properly so you can rest easy and be well prepared for the battles ahead. Being by nature unsung heros, your roof stands the test of time when installed properly.

Brett Hayse Exterior Specialists believes in installing roofs properly to last many, many years without worry. We encourage regular inspections of your roof just like you get annual exams from your doctor to ensure you’re healthy. We help homeowners and multi-family residences have the peace of mind they deserve with proper roof replacement and roof repair. Our customers always come first, and we back up our roof work with a roofing warranty and a labor warranty. We want to make sure you are satisfied with your roofing experience and welcome feedback on all steps of the roofing process.

When you need a roof repair, call us today. We’ll do an inspection, and get you an estimate expeditiously. Contact us today!