At Noble Roofing, we do more than just apply shingles. We can take care of many other projects that deal with the integrity of your roof and the beauty of your home.
There are countless components that make up a solid roof. The type of shingles you choose is just a part of the complex system that protects your home from wind, rain, and other intense outdoor elements. To fully understand the labor involved with making a quality roof, you should get familiar with these roofing components:
- Fascia Boards
- Corner Posts
- Rake Boards
Another detail that often goes unnoticed is your window trim. If you have a home that isn’t drafty and feels secure even when strong storms are brewing, you can give thanks to a properly installed window. Its trim protects your home from water and wind seeping into your home, sealing the gaps that could invite potential damage from continuous exposure to the elements.
Fascia boards are the part of the roof that hangs vertically from the eaves. They can serve as a finishing edge that is either decorative or functional. When functional, it guards roof’s edge against moisture, insects, extreme weather, and wildlife. Maintaining your fascia boards will help keep your roof resistant to rot, mold, and pests.
For more information about fascia boards and how they protect your home, you can also consult our recent blog on the soffit and fascia.
Most of the time corner posts go unnoticed because they’re integrated into the walls of your home. However, if you have a screened porch or patio with a roof overhanging it, then the corner posts that hold your roof up are more visible. Without them, there would be nothing to fully secure your roof and keep it stable.
Corner posts can come in different materials like wood and steel. The material you use should be based on the needs of your project and weight of your roof. If you’re looking to build a porch add-on to your home or are interested in building a new home from the bottom up, ask the experts at Noble Roofing what kind of corner posts would suit you.
Rake boards cover the top edge of the siding or soffit. They prevent rain from running into your roof and therefore circumvent any possible moisture damage. Rake boards also serve cosmetic purposes, as they can smooth the transition between the ends of brick siding and the bottom of the roof. Technically, the rake boards are the sides that slope downward from the gable end of the roof. Depending on the style of your roof, they can overhang like eaves or be flat. Overhanging rakes can be left open or be closed with a soffit and fascia.
A rake board can come in a variety of materials:
- Wood (especially pine or cedar)
- PVC (also known as vinyl)
- Some of these can come wrapped in metal
To find out what kind of rake boards would go well with your roof, you should give us a call. We have experience with all kinds of roofing styles and types of rake boards so we can give you a good recommendation based on your project’s requirements.
Window trim covers gaps and also serves an aesthetic purpose. The space between the window frame and wall would naturally be measured to be close to the size of the window, but there is naturally going to be some extra space left around the window for fitting purposes. A good window trim will seal up any open spaces and become the final touch that makes the window installation look “complete”.
Also, if your windows already have trim but look a bit bland, you can install cosmetic window trims around any existing trim to embellish your window’s look.
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Noble Roofing is happy to serve Centreville and its surrounding cities in Northern Virginia. If you have any questions about installing windows or any other home improvement project, call us today at (703) 404-0505. From there, we can set up a free consultation to figure out what your home needs. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.