Advantages of Aluminum Fascia Boards
Fascias and soffit boards come in an ever-expanding range of materials and finishes. This important component of the roofline caps the edge of rafters around the edge of the roof. Aluminum fascia boards are an increasingly popular choice and we are often asked whether they are superior to vinyl fascia boards for your home exterior, or more traditional materials like wood.
So here we break down the key advantages of aluminum fascia boards.
Protects your home
Aluminum fascia boards are fantastic at pest-proofing your house. Unlike wood fascia boards, rodents can’t nibble their way through aluminium.
Aluminum fascia boards also help prevent water damage by preventing water seeping into your home. They form a very effective water resistant seal at the key seams and potential entry points, helping water drainage from your roof to be much more effective.
Using aluminum soffits and fascia boards can both be superior to wood fascias in this regard. However, vinyl siding expands and contracts to a much greater degree than aluminum, so the lightweight metal can be a better long term option if you live in a part of the world where the temperature varies through the seasons.
Using alumnium fascia boards can help protect your home from fire. Being fire resistant, they can help stop the spread of fire into a home from outside, and prevent fire spreading across a rooftop.
The durability of aluminum means that it is less prone to bending and warping than wood or vinyl, both of which can sag over time under the weight of a roof. It will not rust and requires minimal maintenance and cleaning compared to other materials. It is also quick and easy to install, minimising installation costs.
This makes it, over time, a very cost effective option for fascia boards.
Composite boards are a durable alternative to wood fascia boards which can be made from a blend of recycled wood chips and plastics. However, aluminum is completely recyclable, making it an eco friendly choice compared to the plastics used in composite boards.
Choice of colours and styles
Aluminum can be pigmented to your preferred colour scheme, or to blend in with the existing look of the house. Unlike paint or varnish it won’t chip away and need replaced or repainted, giving your house curb appeal for years to come.