Your roof is your home’s primary defense against the effects of bad weather so it’s important for you to learn about the various parts of your roof. This knowledge will help you take care of your roof and maintain it better. Two important components are the fascia and soffit.
The soffit is a covering that’s located in the area beneath the eaves on the exterior of a house. Its job is to protect the rafter by sealing it in. The soffit extends from the side of the house all the way to the edge of the eave. A long time ago, soffits used to only be made from wood, but these wood soffits were prone to rot and decay. Modern soffits are made of aluminum and vinyl instead because these materials are more durable and cost-effective.
The fascia is the board that runs along the edges of the rafters of the house. The fascia’s job is to protect the roof and the interior of the building from the weather. The fascia also helps block from view the roof tiling, gutters and water pipes that are attached to the exterior of the roof. Fascia boards enhance the appearance of your roof and house. In the next part of this post, we’ll discuss the common issues with soffits and fascias.
Soffit and Fascia Problems
Wood fascias and soffits are vulnerable to rot and damp. If your home still has wood versions, then we recommend replacing them with soffits and fascias made from alternative materials. Soffits and fascias are designed to be durable, but eventually they’ll suffer from wear and tear. Fortunately, they are easy to replace. Birds can also build nests in your rafters. If this happens, seek professional assistance to have them removed.
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