Definition: Fascia

The Hunter Inspector

Definition: Fascia

Updated: October 15, 2019

A fascia is an externally facing sheet which is fixed vertically along the roof line horizontal, forming a band or ribbon around the roof line.


Fascias are typically constructed with Colorbond, Zincalume, PVC, or painted timber.


The fascia has multiple purposes. Firstly, it provides a neat and finished aesthetic to the roof line giving it bold and defined edges. Secondly the fascia provides a surface to which a gutter can be fixed.

Fascia defects

The most common defects The Hunter Inspector finds to fascias include:

  • Decay to timber fascias
  • Rusting and holing to older metal fascias
  • Fascias which have become unfixed and are beginning to fall away from the dwelling.