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Fascia explained

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In medicine fascia refers to connective tissue. Unlike ligaments and tendons they surround muscle groups instead of connecting them. When it comes to your home fascia plays a similar role. It is an important part of the drainage structures of the exterior of a building that include soffit, eaves and your gutters.

In an architectural context fascia refers to a panel, strip or band under the edge of a roof. It also includes the outer surface of any projecting part of a wall such as molding and coronas. Fascia is visible when you look at the outside of a house. It can also refer to trim on a door that is different from the nearby wall. This is a less common usage.

Fascia is commonly made out of wood, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or metal. Since wood is prone to rotting PVC has become a more common material for fascia in recent years. Historically fascia was often made of stone and included decorative carvings. Fascia was often plain and placed above a column.

Here at North Shore Home Services we have fascia, soffit and siding in a range of materials including wood, vinyl, aluminum and Hardie board. We also carry vinyl siding. There are a variety of styles of soffit. Our selection includes regular, beaded and hidden. They come in a range of colours. Wood choices include cedar and pine for a classic rustic look. Precast concrete trim is available to add decorative flare.

You will find fascia at the point where rafters stick out from a building structure. Fascia is often used to hold up rain gutters. It also seals off your roof and rafters from the outside. Below this you find the soffit and eaves. Fascia plays an important role in keeping your home dry and is an integral part of your home’s overall drainage system.

It is also important because the style of fascia you chose or that your home comes with is visible to anyone on the street or coming to visit you. The aesthetic of your home is influenced by the fascia you have. Fascia that is in good shape helps improve the value and appearance of your home. Whether to a visitor, a passer by or a prospective homebuyer run down, out of style or damaged fascia makes your home look bad.

When staging your home before selling it is important to spruce up the outside as well as the inside. New fascia, soffit or gutters can be an easy way to do this. Upgrading fascia and soffit while replacing siding is another way to improve the look of your home or to redecorate.

In Vancouver and the lower mainland we offer soffit and fascia board installation. Get in touch today with any questions you have about fascia, soffit, installation or our selection. We are happy to help. Our installation is available for many different types of structures. Regardless of whether it’s a single family home, duplex, row house, townhouse or a commercial building there are many different options to choose from. We customize every project to the needs of each specific home.

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Daniel Jones
19:55 14 Aug 18
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James Palmer
15:05 14 Sep 18
They did a great job for the downpipes replacement, it looks awesome and professional. There were a small issues for one of the downpipes, they came back the next day and changed a new one for me after I called them. The price is reasonable and the material is a great quality, the installers are their own guys, not subcontract. I am happy about my experience.
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Mingwei Liu
06:18 09 Jun 18
North Shore has taken care of a great deal of our maintenance and they always do a great job. Service is fantastic and there have never been any issues with them returning if we needed a touch up after a service. Pricing is always fair and scheduling always on point.
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Jooles Dub
00:42 04 Jul 18
I have been using this service on behalf of our townhouse complex in Burnaby for the past 3 years. Roof cleaning, gutter repair, and other roofline repairs and maintenance have all been done promptly, quickly and carefully. It was worth it to search for this company and this result, as we have been treated poorly by other more local companies. Prices are reasonable despite the extra travel they do to get here. Invoices and responses to requests are always reliable.
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16:27 20 Sep 18
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