Wood is the most common material used for fascia. In addition to its main function as roof and house interior protector, wooden fascia can also be used as a decorative item on the house. Wood is easily carved and sawed, allowing for the creation of more artistic and stylish structures. Prices of wooden fascias range from cheap to very expensive depending on the type of wood. Pine timbers are examples of cheap materials. Although not common, expensive options are also available such as oaks and teak. Some wooden boards might be cheap but they can be costly in the long run if repair and maintenance are taken into consideration. To get the full benefits of this material, it is important to apply the necessary treatments and precautionary measures for long lasting efficiency. Paint is one way to protect the wood from the detrimental effect of nature. Waterproof paint is ideal since this house structure is always exposed to water. In addition, painting may also add to the aesthetic appearance of the structure and to the house as a whole. It is not necessary to paint this structure with the same colour as house color, but colour harmony must be achieved. The right choice of paint can enhance the look of the house. It is also ideal to treat the wood against wood problems such as wood worms and the most common problem associated with timber rotting. In modern times, PVC fascia offers a number of benefits to homeowners if they opt for this type. It is strong enough to withstand the harsh outside environment such as strong winds and the many years of wear and tear. It is also capable of withstanding the changing weather from the coldest temperature during winter time to the hottest summer days. This material is also resistant to several pollutants which are common in big and industrialized places like cities. With PVC, preservation treatments are not necessary as it is resistant to insect attack. Homeowners need not have to paint or repaint it since PVC fascia colour can last for a long time. Above all, PVC is waterproof making it an ideal material for several exterior structures of the house. Different colours can also be bought from different construction stores. Colour choices include black, white, brown, cream, grey and black. Several wood grain effect materials are also available, which imitate the look and appearance of wooden fascia. Aluminium is another alternative that is also popular for homeowners. This material can be used as a board itself but it is also used to cover the outside part of a wooden fascia. As a protective covering, it reinforces the strength and serves as protection for fascia that is made from soft timber. It increases the durability, weather resistance and life span of wooden boards. The process can be a bit complicated. Thus, an expert should be asked to do the job to achieve a high standard finish. The main drawbacks include low resistance to corrosion and dents. However, this material can be painted. The process does not only reduce the risk of corrosion but it also allows the homeowners to change the colour of their fascia. The used of composite roof trim is one new technology in fascia making. The board is manufactured by combining different materials such as wood fibre and plastic. During its manufacture, preservatives are added to make this material stronger and more resistant to rotting and insect attack. This material is also designed to achieve wood grain effect for aesthetic purposes. Some composite materials are even covered with specialised component to make it more weather resistant. Finally, the choice of material plays a very significant role in any home improvement project regardless of its magnitude. Small extension projects such as lean to conservatories for example, still need careful assessment in what material to use. With the right materials, the board should be able to link the very different look of the conservatory roof and the original house roof.