Most homeowners will know the type of roofing material they are using, but not the rest of the components of their roofing system, such as soffits and fascia boards. What are these two? Soffits are tucked underneath roof overhangs and cover the bottom of rafter tails while fascia boards run horizontally across the roof edge and face outward. They sound simple in function, but damage to these components can put your roofing system at risk and shouldn’t be ignored.
Here’s why you should call a roofing company right away when you see soffit and fascia damage:
It Will Be Unsightly
Soffits and fascia boards are mainly there to provide a finished look to your roof by covering edges. Roof edges are easily seen from the curb so damage to soffits and fascia boards are also easy to spot, taking away from your home’s overall curb appeal.
It Will Worsen Moisture Damage
Since soffits and fascia boards are designed to keep moisture out, damage to these components will worsen moisture-related issues like mold and rot. Exposed rafter tails run at least half the height of a roof, so a big portion of your roofing system will be vulnerable. Rot can start at the ends and travel through the entirety of your roof framing, leading to structural damage that can go beyond your roof.
What to Do
Fortunately, soffit and fascia damage are not difficult to remedy, and the sooner you address them, the easier they are to fix. Just make sure you act fast, and you shouldn’t have to worry about the effects of soffit and fascia damage. This is why it also pays to schedule regular inspections for your roof.
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