Visual checks on your roof are important, but many homeowners don’t pay close attention to the fascias and soffits. Most of the time, it’s because of a lack of general knowledge on the importance of the two roof system terms.
In this article, let’s give due attention to these two roofing components that are so often overlooked. Rest assured that here at Uncle Skeeter’s Roofing, Siding & Gutters, fascias and soffits are in no way neglected.
Let’s get started.
Fascias: Appeal and Gutter Function
If you take a look at your roof, you’ll notice a vertical board that lies just under its edge. This part of the roof is the fascia. It is often made of treated wood, uPVC, or non-corrosive metal sheet. Since it is easily visible from the ground and even from afar, builders treat fascias as an aesthetic component that comes in different colors, designs, and shapes.
More than its looks, however, a fascia also provides structural support to gutter lines. Depending on the builder’s design, a roof may have an exposed gutter attached to the fascia or a hidden one just behind the fascia board. If you need gutter repairs in Maryland, count on our crew to also check the condition of your fascia.
Soffit: Promoting Ventilation
The soffit is the horizontal board or the underside of a roof’s eaves. It bridges the gap of between the edge of an overhanging roof and the house’s exterior wall. It normally has tiny gaps or holes to allow air to pass through. Together with the fascia, it provides much-needed ventilation which prevents your shingles from deteriorating quickly and your attic from becoming a furnace.
Things to Watch Out For
Fascias and soffits are important parts of your roof, so you have to keep an eye out for signs of damage. Leaks in the soffit, water stains (a sign of moisture retention or pooling), and large holes (may encourage nesting animals and rodents) are common indicators.
Taking care of your roof’s fascia and soffit extends your roof and gutter systems’ life. You can trust Uncle Skeeter’s Roofing, Siding & Gutters to help you with this matter. Call us for an inspection.