Exterior soffit is located on the span underneath the rafter tails while fascia is the visible horizontal band at the end of the rafters. These components don’t just improve your exterior’s appearance but they also protect your home.
Read to discover the importance of soffit and fascia from a trusted roof replacement expert.
Why Are They Important?
Soffit and fascia protect your home’s exterior from pests, birds, and small animals. They are also essential for your attic ventilation. Continuous ventilation systems that have ridge and soffit keeps attics dry. Moisture buildup in the attic can result in mold growth, which can compromise your indoor air quality and pose health risks to your household.
In areas that experience high winds where rains swirl up under eaves, the soffit prevents water from getting inside the house. More homeowners are choosing UPVC and vinyl soffit and fascia because they come in a wide range of styles to complement any home architecture. To prevent future problems, make sure that your soffit and fascia are installed and waterproofed properly.
How to Keep Them in Good Condition
Water can collect in the fascia if not regularly maintained. Like a roof repair, addressing issues with these components shouldn’t be delayed. It should be inspected at least once a year like your gutters and roof. Make sure it’s properly painted, sealed, and caulked.
Damaged flashing and an inefficient gutter system can cause issues with your soffit and fascia. Clogged gutters can cause water to back up and settle into the fascia board. Keep your gutters clean, immediately tackle repairs, and replace the system if necessary.
Storm Master Inc is one of the area’s most trusted roofing contractors. We also install windows, doors, gutters, roofs, and attic insulation. Call us at (817) 589-7190 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We work with clients in Flower Mound, TX.