Seasonal maintenance and exterior repairs are extremely important in terms of exterior trim health. And that applies to all types of wooden structures. Whether the paint is peeling or your gutters are leaking, you may be in need of gutter clog and fascia repairs.
Dallas homeowners can depend on the local pros at Mr. Handyman of Dallas to fully inspect and diagnose the problem. The best-case scenario is you detect it in time and call early for a Dallas fascia repair service. Otherwise, you risk moisture damage creating a more serious issue that results in fascia replacement.
We recommend taking action before the next rainy reason and getting all the important exterior repairs out of the way. Luckily, your local Dallas handyman is only one call away to help restore your home’s exterior functions and curb appeal. Contact us today and book an appointment for a potential new fascia installation in Dallas!
What Does Dallas Fascia Repair and Fascia Installation Include?
You may be familiar with how people coin the terms “soffit and fascia.” Having explained the latter above, your soffit is the underside of your roof overhang. While your fascia boards mark the edge of your roof, the soffit is the part that connects to your siding. Like your fascia, the soffit has an important role in protecting your roof rafters from the elements. It also keeps moisture away and promotes ventilation (via soffit vents) in your attic space. Both systems have the primary function of protecting your home from moisture intrusion. While modern soffits are made of high-quality aluminum, most fascia boards are made of wooden materials. Ideally, they have a protective cover to block out moisture and are equipped with a drip edge (or flashing) over top to redirect any stormwater into the gutter system. Unfortunately, most residential structures (especially older ones) don’t have either type of water protection.
Here are a few common tasks you can expect from our Dallas fascia repair service:
- Full inspection during which our experts will check for moisture or water damage and wood rot. Rotten wood is among the most issues in Dallas. Exterior wood systems must be maintained regularly with sealing, staining, or repainting.
- We’ll also be able to see whether you’ve been keeping up with your gutter cleaning services, as clogged gutters can have detrimental effects on your wooden boards.
- Should you have decayed wood, we’ll see how accessible it is. If it’s only minor, we could cut out the affected areas and use wood filler during the fascia board repair. However, if the damage is widespread, you will need a Dallas fascia replacement.
You may wonder whether it depends on the material type you have in place. It’s true that wood is more sensitive than say aluminum. As long as you take the necessary measures to maintain all types of exterior materials, you could save yourself a lot of headaches. But don’t fret! Mr. Handyman is here to help you from start to finish with repairs and brand-new installations; whatever fascia or gutter services you may need.
Dallas Fascia Installation
There is no good or bad time for a brand-new fascia installation. Definitely not during a roof repair or replacement service because the longboard is typically independent of your roof structure. However, when you plan a gutter replacement, it’s always worth checking your fascia boards’ health as well. Should the fascia damage be widespread, we’ll recommend a replacement service to fully recover its functions.
The new installation process will begin with us detaching your rain gutters and drip edge. We’ll remove the brackets, straps, and bolts to get clear access.
The next step won’t be pretty, as we’ll be using a hammer and pry bar to remove the existing longboard from your roofline’s lower edge. No matter how damaged it is, we can still take its measurements to prepare and cut the replacement board. During the cutting process, it’s essential to cut the boards at a 45-degree angle. That’s because we’ll be cutting several boards (depending on your roofline’s linear footage) to join.
Of course, we’ll make sure to properly seal the replacement boards and also recommend installing a trim cover to protect them. Seams must be covered accordingly to protect from water intrusion.
Why Is Mr. Handyman Your First Choice For Dallas Fascia Repair and Fascia Installation?
Mr. Handyman has been serving North American property owners since the 1990s. When we founded Mr. Handyman, we wanted to make a difference in our local communities and deliver more than just a handyman service. We have proven that we are not just a regular contractor; rather, we always go above and beyond to exceed our customer’s expectations. Besides our quality workmanship, we always ensure that we achieve 100% customer satisfaction. This is achieved through our Done Right Promise® which gives our customers a one-year labor warranty on any job performed. Whether it’s repairing or installing new wood fascia, our expert technicians will get it done with ease.
Every team member is fully background checked and insured, bringing an average of ten years of experience serving their local community. They are highly qualified and dedicated tradesmen who are familiar with the local construction and home service industry.
As your locally owned and operated business, we understand the needs of residential and commercial property owners and will always go the extra mile to ensure safety and comfort in your home or business.
FAQs About Dallas Fascia Repair and Fascia Installation
What Are the Typical Warning Signs I Need Fascia Repair?
We should say the best time to check is during the spring and fall, around the same time you would inspect your rain gutters. You’ll never know whether it might be time for a Dallas fascia repair appointment unless you pay attention to warning signs such as:
- Peeling or flaky paint
- Discolored or warped wood
- Gutters leaking or sagging
- You have wood soffit that is peeling, damaged soffit boards
- Increased indoor humidity levels and bad ventilation
- Mildew and mold growth
- Pest infestation, including rodents in your attic
- Roof rot
- Other obvious signs of damage
How Does Fascia Replacement Work?
The process is very similar to a brand-new installation job. There are a number of careful steps to consider, but our Dallas handyman experts have it all figured out. We’ll remove your gutter and flashing system, followed by removing the old longboard structure. A simple look at it will help us find a better solution that ensures your replacement unit will outlast the old one.
Once our Dallas fascia repair experts have the right measurements, they will move on to cutting the boards and preparing them for installation. We’ll also recommend using a trim cover that ensures the structure is protected from moisture at all times. Not using a cover is also an option, but the pieces of wood must be properly sealed. Please note that this process must be repeated on a periodic basis.
We’ll use screws and nails to attach the new system along your roofline’s lower edge, followed by another detailed inspection. Next, we’ll reattach your rain gutters and all will look good as new!
How Do I Best Maintain My Soffit and Fascia?
When it’s time for gutter maintenance, keep in mind that your soffit and fascia may also need some attention. If you don’t have a trim cover for your fascia board, remember to apply a new coat of paint or sealant every three to four years. And also pay attention to your indoor quality as the lack of ventilation could indicate blocked soffit vents. You can use a mild detergent to clean your soffit surfaces, which helps protect against mildew.
Don’t Know Where to Start With Your Outdoor Maintenance? Start With Mr. Handyman’s Dallas Fascia Repairs!
Have you been outside lately to carefully inspect your roof edge? Protruding nails, leaky gutters, and peeling paint on fascia boards are clear indications of moisture damage and should be addressed sooner rather than later. But you are not alone! Rely on the expert team at Mr. Handyman of Dallas to complete a detailed inspection, followed by an expert Dallas fascia repair service!
Reach out to our friendly customer service staff today! Ask any questions you may have about our wide range of handyman services or book an in-home appointment with a professional! We proudly serve our local community in and around Dallas, including nearby areas like Addison, Carrollton, and Farmers Branch.