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Old 11-30-2011, 11:08 PM   #1
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Do fascia have to be painted?


I had a roofer fix some dry rot on my roof.

They replaced a fascia, but did not paint it. They said thats just normally how they do it.

Is that normal to leave a fascia unpainted? Someone told me it would lead to rot.

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Do fascia have to be painted?


It should have matching paint to protect from elements. Besides, does it match the original?

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It should have matching paint to protect from elements. Besides, does it match the original?
No, it does not match the original paint (white)..

I noticed it was the wrong color a couple days later.

Is that normal for roofers to leave fascia unpainted and not tell the home owner?

I feel like they should have at least told me to paint it or something. I don't want it to sit there like that and rot.

Am I over-reacting, or is this a huge oversight on their part?
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When you hired the roofer, was painting part of the project? Or did you just say "fix it" with a quick quote?
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He probably should have given you the option to pre-paint it prior to application but replacing rotted wood is usually done in conjunction with other work so there is not a huge time lapse to identify options and etc, etc, etc.

He/She still should have alerted you to it as a courtesy.
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I would have primed and painted it before installing it, that way the end cuts would be also sealed.
If you want to never again paint or have to fix the rot, look into having all of it wrapped with PVC coil stock. Any siding company can do it.
It's not a DIY job because the break to just bend it would cost you over $1,200.
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Curious...what's the facia made of?

I think you guys are going too far expecting the roofer (any roofer) to paint some facia just because he replaced it. Had it been a huge re-do or part of the agreement that's one thing, but if it was never mentioned that's a different deal. Hell this is a roofer.

chiefer, get out your brush and paint and paint it.

Roofers roof, painters paint.

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