Your roof is made up of many parts, and each one is essential to keeping your home protected against water damage. Like gutters, your facia prevents water from infiltrating your living space. When you notice that this component of your roof is rotting, be sure to contact professionals immediately.
Keep reading to find out what causes your fascia to rot and get some tips on dealing with this issue.
What Causes Fascia Rot?
Fascia is the flat board installed at the end of the rafter and where some professionals secure gutters. A common issue with this home exterior component is rot. When this problem occurs, it means that water has already compromised the condition of the facia board.
An improperly installed gutter system or drip edge can cause water to reach your fascia. Once the fascia becomes saturated with water, it will eventually rot, causing water to travel to your basement or crawlspace. If you’ve noticed that water is settling in these areas of your home, it can indicate that everything below the fascia has already potentially suffered water damage.
What Can You Do About This Issue?
Keeping your fascia in good shape means protecting your siding, basement and other parts of your home. You can prevent this component from rotting with regular roof inspections and maintenance. Make sure to maintain your gutters regularly because when they are in good condition, facia rot is less likely to occur.
Contact a professional as soon as you notice signs of rot in your fascia. Addressing the issue early can keep it from affecting other areas of your house. If your fascia is rotting, you must have it replaced immediately.
For your home exterior needs, you can depend on Roof Masters. We specialize in siding, gutter, roof and door replacement. Give us a call at (301) 230-7663, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We work with clients in Rockville, MD, and surrounding areas.