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.

Fig 1.0 - Fascia Closeup


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: