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The average cost of replacing fascia is between $7 and $40 per linear foot, including materials and installation.* Fascia boards help protect your roof system from weather, water, and pests. By keeping your fascia in good condition, you can avoid a full roof replacement for longer. We’ll show you how this cost breaks down based on average board material costs and other factors.
*Article cost data via Angi and Home Advisor.
Major Cost Factors of Fascia Board Replacement
The most relevant cost factors are material type and board length. Read on to learn more about these project costs.
Fascia Board Replacement Costs by Material
Both fascia and soffit boards were traditionally made of wood, but many modern alternatives are available at different price points.
Wood boards are the most cost-effective but least durable option. Wood fascia may be subject to water damage, rot, and mold if they aren’t regularly maintained and sealed. That said, wood remains a popular choice because of its low cost, easy installation, and paint or stainability. You’ll pay between $1 and $3 per linear foot for wood soffit or fascia.
Fiber cement is a combination of cement and cellulose fibers, creating a fascia and soffit material that’s more durable than wood at $1 to $5 per linear foot. The most common fiber cement fascia are sold under the brand name Hardie Boards, but they’re not as widely available as many other fascia materials.
Composite fascia boards combine wood particles with resin, and they’re usually fabricated to look like real wood. However, they’re far more water-resistant and reasonably priced at $1 to $8 per linear foot. The downside is that they’re more difficult to paint or install than wood or fiber cement.
Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, is a plastic material that can be made to look like wood. It’s highly water-resistant and costs $3 to $7 per linear foot. However, PVC often requires specialty installation because it expands and contracts with changing temperatures.
Vinyl fascia is as lightweight and water-resistant as PVC but has fewer downsides. The drawbacks are the higher cost—$5 to $9 per linear foot—and the fact that vinyl is difficult to paint. However, some manufacturers make vinyl soffit and fascia in multiple colors to fit your aesthetic needs.
Aluminum fascia boards are a bigger investment. They’re lightweight and have a long life span but are harder to install than other options. Thus, aluminum soffit and fascia cost $8 to $20 per linear foot.
Here’s a cost comparison of the materials listed above.
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Fascia Board Replacement Costs by Board Length
The more fascia board that needs replacing, the more you’ll pay for materials and labor. Depending on the fascia damage, you may only need to replace a portion. However, if the damage is from years of wear and tear, replacing it all at once is best. The exact length will depend on your home size and eave configuration, but you can calculate it by measuring each roof edge and adding them together to estimate the total cost based on your chosen material.
Typically, a licensed roofer charges between $6 and $20 plus material costs to fix or replace the fascia. They’ll repair or install the soffit for about $1.50 to $3 per linear foot. Where your project falls on that spectrum depends on its complexity and the contractor’s experience level. If the contractor charges an hourly rate, anything that increases the project time also increases the cost.
Other Factors Affecting Cost
Depending on your project’s specifics, the following factors may also affect what you pay.
Soffit Installation or Repair
Many homeowners use the same material to replace soffit and fascia boards simultaneously. The cost of soffit replacement is typically calculated by the square foot, while soffit is usually sold in 12-foot sections ranging from $10 to $23 each, depending on the materials.
- Aluminum soffit: $10–$22 per section
- Composite soffit: $12–$20 per section
- Wood soffit: $14–$22 per section
- Vinyl soffit: $14–$23 per section
Gutter Replacement or Repair
Since a home’s gutters are typically attached to the fascia, they’ll need to be removed and reattached as part of fascia replacement. If the contractor determines the gutters or downspouts need repair, it could cost $194 to $621. If the gutters are old or in bad condition, a full replacement typically costs between $1,600 and $2,175.
Other Roof Repairs
While replacing your fascia, roofers may determine that other parts of your roof, such as shingles or drip edges, need fixing or replacing. The cost of roof repair is usually between $400 and $2,000, depending on the material and labor needed to fix it. Here are some common roof problems and their average repair costs.
- Cracks: $200–$1,000
- Leaks: $400–$2,500
- Dents: $500–$4,000
- Sagging: $750–$4,000
- Rot: $800–$4,000
- Water damage: $800–$7,000
It’s a good idea to have an annual professional inspection once your roof is over five years old or if you notice fascia damage at any point. Water or pests may have also gotten into your roofing system. A professional inspection will identify small problems before they worsen, costing $125 to $135.
Signs That You Need Fascia Board Replacement
Fascia boards protect your roof edges from weather and pest infestations. In many roofs, fascia and soffits ensure proper roof ventilation by allowing for airflow that keeps heat from building up. If the fascia is damaged, your roof is at risk, so look for the following signs:
- Attic water leaks
- Cracking, bubbling, or flaking paint
- Mold, mildew, or rot in attic or roofing system
- Pest damage or nests
- Sagging or leaking gutters
- Visible cracks, splits, or holes
Professional vs. DIY Fascia Board Replacement
While do-it-yourself (DIY) fascia board replacement is possible and can eliminate labor costs, this home improvement project requires a power saw to cut and shape the fascia board. You’ll be working on a ladder and need at least one assistant to hold the boards in place while you nail them. You’ll also have to remove and reinstall your gutters on the new fascia. This is most doable with wooden fascia boards installed on a single-story home.
Most homeowners, particularly those with multistory homes or specialty fascia boards, should hire licensed roofing contractors. Professionals typically offer workmanship guarantees and material warranties and know permits and building codes. They also ensure your roofing system’s structural integrity.
How to Hire a Professional
Here are some things to remember when looking for the right roofing company:
- Roofing contractors must pass a test and have experience to gain licensure with the state. Ask for proof of a current roofing license.
- All contractors should be bonded and insured.
- If you want a less common fascia material, such as fiber cement or metal, ensure the roofer has specific experience installing it.
- Check each company’s Better Business Bureau page to see how long it’s been in business, how it’s rated, and whether it’s accredited. You can also see customer comments and complaints.
- Ask the company for references from satisfied customers, and check out reviews on sites such as Trustpilot and Google Reviews.
- Get quotes from at least three local companies. Note that the contractors will often need to see the condition of your roof to provide an accurate estimate.
If your home’s fascia boards need repair or replacement, we recommend hiring a professional roofer. Your home’s roofing system is too important to risk with shoddy work, particularly if you live in a climate with heavy precipitation. Wooden fascia is the most cost-effective choice, but it also needs the most frequent repair and replacement, so you may want to explore other options. Consider replacing gutters and fascia simultaneously to save on combined fascia and gutter installation costs.
Fascia Board Replacement FAQ
How much do fascia boards cost?
Fascia boards typically cost between $1 and $20 per linear foot, depending on what they’re made of. Wood, fiber cement, and composite are the least expensive materials, and PVC, vinyl, and aluminum tend toward the high end.
Is it hard to replace fascia boards?
Fascia replacement is a relatively easy form of roof repair, as the boards just need to be pulled out and replaced. However, because fascia is so important to your roof system, you should leave the job to the pros.
Why is fascia board expensive?
The cost of fascia boards depends heavily on the material. If budget is a primary concern, opt for wood, fiber cement, or low-cost composite materials.