They may seem like minor details on your home’s exterior, but your soffits and fascia are, in fact, crucial to your roofing system. They protect the roof from water, debris and even pests like rodents. So if your soffits and fascia are in bad shape, this could eventually mean trouble for your roof system.
Make sure your soffits and fascia are always in excellent condition. Regularly check them for signs of damage or decay.
In today’s post, Burr Roofing, Siding, & Windows — a trusted expert in metal roofing and other roof types — discusses some common signs that will tell you it’s time for soffit and fascia replacement.
Pests are troublesome creatures, and they can cause extensive damage to your roof if you’re not careful. So if you notice these unwanted creatures have started inhabiting your attic or roof, it could be a sign that your soffit and fascia have been compromised.
Cracks or Flaking Paint
When you see cracks or flaking paint on your soffit and fascia, it’s best to replace the old, damaged materials immediately. Typically, one of the less prominent goals of roof replacement is to enhance curb appeal. This is pretty much the same with soffit and fascia replacement. Cracks and flaking paint may be negligible for some homeowners. But if you have plans of selling your home, you might be able to benefit from new soffits and fascia.
Moisture can do terrible damage to your roofing as well as your soffits and fascia. That said, always include these parts during roof inspection and make sure water is not leaking from your roof. Being exposed to excess water for extended periods can cause water damage, mold growth and/or rot.
Burr Roofing, Siding, & Windows has been providing top-notch home improvement services since 1969. We carry out a variety of projects and work with different kinds of materials, including vinyl siding, asphalt shingles, fiberglass windows and more. Call us at (203) 345-1333 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.