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. The fascia is highlighted in fig 1.0.


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 by fixed to.

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.

We have included some images below of fascia defects:

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