Here are two exterior home components that aren’t always given the attention they deserve: soffit and fascia. The soffit refers to the material installed on the roof overhang. It covers up the rafters, providing your home with a neat and finished look while protecting the roof’s underside against possible water intrusion. The fascia, meanwhile, is the band of material placed at the edge of the roof and is where the gutters are typically attached.
Eventually, the soffits and fascia will need to be replaced, but how exactly do you know it’s time?
1. Cracking and Flaking Paint
The soffits and fascia are designed to appear seamless with your roof and home. That’s why they’re usually painted the same color as the trim. Once you see that their paint has started to crack and flake, you might want to have them replaced. Flaking and cracking paint usually indicates an underlying problem, such as the presence of moisture damage.
2. Detaching Gutters
We’ve mentioned how the fascia board serves as the foundation for the gutters. But when the gutters become clogged, rainwater will back up inside the system and leak through the fascia board. Constant water exposure can weaken and rot the fascia, which, in turn, causes the gutters to start pulling away.
3. Signs of Unwanted Guests
The soffits and fascia have something in common: they both cover possible entry points to the roof. Once they become old and damaged, however, they make it easy for insects, birds, and rodents to access the space underneath the roof. You’ll know because you’ll hear scurrying sounds from the ceiling, or find nests and droppings inside your attic. Keep your roof and home free of pests by having AQ Roofing LLC replace your damaged soffits and fascia.
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