Fascia is one of the most important parts of a roofing system. Located along the edges of your roofing, connected to rafters or trusses, fascia is a finishing component that acts as a buffer zone to protect wood along edges from moisture, thereby keeping the entire house/roof moisture-free.
As fascia is one of the shields that keeps other components of your roof dry, it often is subjected to the elements that leave it worn, instead. For this reason, fascia commonly needs replacing, especially in older homes or those that lie in high-rain/storm areas.
Specific to your desires, architectural roofing shingles are made of thicker asphalt and are made to mock the look of such materials as clay, slate, and cedar. With each design, architectural shingles add to the dimension of your roof, lending high-impact design quality and unique textures to your home’s overall look.