If you own a residential roof then you are bound to have some soffit and fascia? But what is soffit and fascia? The soffit on a roof is a piece of material that is installed underneath the overhang of the roof. The purpose of the soffit is to keep your attic ventilated and keep the rafters protected from outside elements and weather. The fascia is a piece of board that is installed on the edge of the roof. It is mostly used for aesthetic purposes, but it is where our rain gutters are installed. Just like other parts of our roofing, the soffit and fascia can become damaged. Below are common soffit and fascia issues.
Soffit and Fascia Issues
When it comes to your soffit, the problems that you will run into are
- Water that overflows from the gutters or eaves and causes damage to the soffit.
- Animals and insects that make their nests in the roof eaves.
- When a gutter is clogged and it causes water to overflow and animals to make their nests.
- Issues to the structure of your roofing that can then cause damages to the soffit.
Your fascia will also become damaged, but in different ways than the soffit.
- If your fascia is made of wood, it can become rotten due to water damage.
- Gutters can become full of water due to clogs and pull away from the fascia, causing it to become damaged.
- Holes can form in the fascia due to water damage and because of animals and insects making their nests.
- Mold can form on the fascia because of water damage that is from a clogged gutter.