When most people think of their roof, they probably picture the shingles and stop there. In reality, every roof has many different parts, each of which is necessary to keep the house sturdy and secure. Two of the most important parts of the roof, the soffit and fascia, are often the least understood.
As a homeowner you should be educated about every part of your house – what they are and what they do. When it’s time for a repair or replacement, you’ll be glad you know what you’re dealing with. With that in mind, let’s take a look at soffit and fascia.
Soffit is the exposed portion on the bottom of the roof’s eave. Its main function is to provide ventilation to the attic, and for that reason it often includes small holes for air circulation. This important job keeps moisture for accumulating and causing rot in the roof and attic. The soffit also serves to keep pests like squirrels and birds out of your home’s interior. Because of these two crucial roles, maintaining your
soffit is extremely important. Clogged gutters can lead to water saturation of the soffit, which causes degradation and rot. Replace worn or rotten soffit panels immediately.
The fascia is the vertical edge at the end of the rafters – the area where the gutter connects to the roof. Its main purpose is to act as a barrier layer between the edge out the roof and the conditions out of doors. Like the soffit, it’s important for keeping water and moisture
that cause rot out of the home. The fascia also serves an aesthetic purpose, giving the roof a more even appearance.
With both the soffit and the fascia, rotten portions must be repaired or replaced immediately, or else destructive pests will get into your home and moist rot with set in the shingles and attic. In addition to maintaining your gutters to help prevent any rot, it’s important to call a qualified roofing company to make any repairs as soon as you notice them.
CT Gutter offers a full line of soffit and fascia services including repair, replacement, and mold removal. Contact them today and take care of your roof’s more overlooked parts.