The fascia is a board nailed across the ends of the roof rafters and upon which a gutter hangs. One of the spots on the exterior of a home that can sustain water damage is the fascia. Water overflow from gutters stuffed with leaves can cause damage to a fascia, which can lead to replacement. With just a few tools, you can repair or replace a damaged fascia yourself.
Erect a scaffold or ladder to get to the fascia. Remove the gutter and downspout, if your house has one, and also any overhanging roof shingles. Pry off damaged fascia board.