Two of the more unnoticeable components of your home include the soffit and fascia. Most people only note their aesthetic benefits, but the soffit and fascia are actually key structural elements that keep water, debris and pests off your roofing system. Keep an eye on them–and have them repaired as necessary–to ensure their good condition. But repairs can only go so far. You’ll need to have them replaced eventually, and Empire Roofing & More, the area’s premier roofers, shares how you can tell it’s time.
1. Leaky and Loose Gutters.Have you noticed that your gutters are leaking, or have started to pull away from the roofline? These problems may occur because of damage to the fascia board, which serves as the structural support for your gutter system. Once you see the fascia is already warped and rotten, you might want to go for a replacement.
2. Uninvited Guests in Your Attic. The soffit can give your home a neater, more finished look by covering the exposed rafters overhead. But this offers another advantage–it deters pests from entering and settling inside your attic. You know it’s time to have your soffit replaced by trusted roofers like Empire Roofing & More once you hear scurrying noises above your head, realize there are large openings on your soffit, or see nests or droppings inside the attic space.
3. Poor ventilation. The soffit not only helps keep your attic ventilated, it also limits the amount of heat and moisture transferring into the space. By maintaining a “cool” attic, there’s less chance of mold and mildew forming. At the same time, you can reduce the cooling load of your air conditioner. Problems with the attic ventilation is a sure sign of soffit damage or blockage, so you might want to turn to a reliable contractor in your area for the necessary replacement solution.
As the area’s top home remodeler, Empire Roofing & More specializes in a variety of home improvement services. These include soffit and fascia replacement, which helps ensure your roof remains intact and your home damage-free from both weather and pests. We serve the areas in and around Wexford and Pittsburgh, PA. Call us today at (412) 999-7135 or fill out this contact form to schedule your home evaluation.