Two of the most often-overlooked parts of your roofing system are the soffit and fascia. Many homeowners are not even familiar with these important elements of their roof, much less what their functions are. Remember, your roof is more than just your asphalt shingles or roof tiles and in today’s post, your trusted roofers over at Silver Leaf Contracting give you a brief rundown of what your soffit and fascia actually do and explain why damage to them should never be ignored.
Your soffit is the protective covering underneath the eaves of your house and is often made of vinyl. Most people think that they only serve an aesthetic purpose and helps make your house look more complete. While they do exactly that, they also serve a much more important function – provide proper ventilation for your attic.
Roofing contractors will install solid and vented soffit panels to aid in proper roof ventilation. Proper air intake helps remove excess moisture from your attic and will also aid in regulating the temperature in your home.
Fascia, on the other hand, are the boards along the side of your roof’s overhang and are usually where your gutters and drainage pipes are mounted. Aside from this function, your fascia also prevents small pests such as rodents and insects from gaining access to your attic.
Why Damage To These Components Shouldn’t Be Ignored
Like with most components of your house, your soffit and fascia will sustain damage over time due to constant exposure to the elements. Damage to your soffit and fascia, while seemingly minor, can lead to catastrophic damage like rot and leaks to your interior if left unchecked. If you notice damage to these parts of your roof, be sure to call in your trusted roof repair company right away.
We at Silver Leaf Contracting LLC know just how important it is to keep your roof in excellent condition. For any roof-related issues, be sure to give us a call at (330) 236-4010 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly skilled experts today.