Fascia and Soffit
Many homeowners aren’t that familiar with the terms “fascia” and “soffit” when it comes to their roofing systems. If you have a sloped roof, these components play an important role in protecting the inside of your home from the elements, especially water damage. These panels are also known as roof trim, and they run along the edge of your roof to keep it looking good. It is important to know how to repair them when they are damaged. Shamrock Roofing Co. helps property owners understand the importance of fascia and soffit.
What Are Fascia And Soffit?
Fascia and soffit are terms that are often used interchangeably in the roofing industry. However, they refer to different types of materials. Soffits are the horizontal boards you see on the underside of a roof eave, while fascia refers to the vertical board that runs along the edge of the roof.
Soffit provides essential protection for your property. It prevents moisture from getting into your home. It also helps keep any bugs, leaves, and other debris out. Without it, you could have a lot of problems with your roofing system. Fascia helps enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property and has several benefits too. It helps keep your gutter system protected and intact. You can also use it to support your gutters in case they’re not installed properly.
To summarize, the similarities and differences are explained below:
- Lie below the roofing line
- Protect your home from exterior elements
- They can be replaced if damage poses a threat to your property
- Fascia boards lie vertically and are easily visible as you look at your home
- Soffit boards lie horizontally and are installed under the fascia
- Vents can also be installed in the soffit board to provide fresh air and ventilation to your home
Soffit and Fascia Damage Affects Your Property
With prolonged exposure to Mother Nature, Soffits and Fascias can start to crumble, dry rot, and crack. Not only will this make your property look bad, but there’s an increased risk for mildew and mold formation. Compromised fascia boards won’t be able to hold your gutters in place. They could eventually detach from your roof. That’s why it’s essential to repair these boards immediately before they worsen. Failing to take care of this problem will only lead to more costly repairs down the road.
Why Our Roofing Contractor Can Help
It’s important to work with a trusted roofing contractor to prevent potential issues with your soffit and fascia. Our roofing professionals believe in using only the best materials possible to allow for a longer lifespan for all components of your roofing system. If you have any questions regarding your soffit and fascia, we’re here to help. We can arrive at your property for a consultation and determine whether you need repairs. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, call today.