Your roof is actually a system, and as such, roof repair contractors often approach roofing jobs systemically. This means that all parts of your roof play a role in keeping the entire system, as well as the rest of your home, protected against whatever Mother Nature has in store.
Unfortunately, some parts of the roof tend to get more attention than others. The most overlooked aspects of a roofing system are the fascia and soffits. Here our roofing experts at Lifestyle Home Improvement Roofing and Construction explain the importance of these components and what could happen if they’re neglected.
The Importance of Fascia Boards
During a roofing replacement, the gables and outer edges of your roof are usually left exposed by the shingles. To protect these vulnerable areas, your contractor will install fascia boards. Fascia boards have two main jobs: to serve as a barrier to the eaves of your roof, and to make the whole roofing system look neat and finished. They also serve as a mounting point for your gutters and downspouts.
What Are Soffits For?
On the other hand, soffits are meant to shield the underside of your roof from moisture penetration and protect against pests. With the fascia protecting the front edges, the soffits are used to close up the rafters. Like fascia, soffits are also there to make the roof look better. In addition, soffits can hold vents that allow air to circulate inside your attic, providing protection against high humidity levels.
Repair Broken Soffits & Fascia Right Away
Because of the essential role they play, it’s important to call your roofing contractor as soon as you see any visible signs of damage to your soffits or fascia. A regularly-scheduled inspection can also help dete unseen danger signs, not just on these parts, but on the roofing system as a whole.
Keep your soffits, fascia and roof in good shape all-year-long with the help of our professional roofers at Lifestyle Home Improvement Roofing and Construction. Give us a call at (405) 485-9939 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection visit or request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Oklahoma.