Soffit and fascia are crucial parts of your roofing system. Apart from finishing the look of the structure, these components protect your home by keeping out water, debris and pests. However, there will come a time when even the most well-maintained soffits and fascia boards will reach the end of their life. A trusted roof repair contractor shares common signs it is time for a soffit and fascia replacement.
Cracked Paint — Because your soffit and fascia complete the structure of your roof, any sign of cracking or flaking paint is bad news. This issue is not merely cosmetic as cracks can also lead to leaking, so it is usually best to hire a professional to remove the affected pieces and replace them with new soffit and fascia.
Water Damage — When left unchecked, water-related damage like wood rot and mold can cause the premature deterioration of your roofing system. For this reason, it is best to let a certified roofer perform an annual visual inspection of your roof, including the soffit and fascia, to see if any of its components are letting water or moisture leak into your home. In this way, timely repairs or replacements can be carried out and damage will not be as costly and extensive.
Pest Infestation — From pesky bugs to filthy rodents, nothing can be more troublesome than having pests in your home. If you see evidence of critters running around specific areas in your living space, like the attic, defective soffits and fascia may be to blame. Pest infestation is not something you should take lightly as wildlife and insects may carry diseases and pathogens and transmit them through their bites or droppings.
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