As a homeowner, you have the full responsibility for making sure your roof area is up to date and maintained properly; this includes your soffit and fascia.
What is a Soffit?
The soffit is an exposed part of your home located on the overhang where your roof meets your siding. Often considered an overlooked part of your home, the soffit helps regulate your home’s temperature and with maintaining that your home is well ventilated. With proper ventilation, your home cuts down chances of moisture building and mold forming.
What is a Fascia?
Sometimes known as the “transition trim,” the fascia is a board that sits above the soffit and along the side of the overhang. It’s purpose is to keep moisture away from your roof and to support your shingles and gutters, especially during heavy rain storms or from winter snow buildup.
When Is Replacement Needed?
Much like other wood-based roof elements, there are common signs when your soffit and fascia need replacing. Common signs of damage include:
- Wood is rotted and falling apart
- There is a leak with constant or slight water dripping
- Your fascia is missing much of its paint or the paint is peeling
- Your gutters have started leaking
- Pests or small animals have been spotted inside your home
- There is a bee or hornet nest outside and around your roof
If you notice any of the above common damage signs, there’s a chance the issue is with more than just your soffit or fascia, and also with your shingles, flashing, or other roof element. During replacement of other roof elements, it’s a great idea to replace the soffit and fascia parts in the process. This will significantly improve the overall health of your roof and home in the long run.
Contact Exterior Remodel & Design
Did you find any damage to the soffit or fascia parts of your roof? The team at Exterior Remodel & Design includes a wide-selection of leading roofing professionals with extensive experience in a variety of levels of roofing elements. We know your time is important and offer our expertise to keep your home at the top of its health through the year. Contact us today to learn the solutions to your roofing challenges!