If your home’s soffit and fascia are deteriorating, your house may no longer have adequate protection against pests and humidity. However, finding a qualified contractor to repair the soffit and fascia can be challenging.
Thankfully, you can look no further than Elite Remodeling Services. Our highly skilled roofing contractors have the expertise and experience necessary to restore your soffit and fascia to pristine condition.
Read on to learn more about soffit and fascia repair and how our team can help. Then contact our Elite Remodeling Services team at 952-646-2480 to schedule a free repair estimate.
What Are Soffit and Fascia?
Soffit and fascia are two elements of the roofing system that many homeowners overlook. As a result, homeowners often fail to realize when these elements have begun deteriorating and need repair.
Soffit is the exposed underside beneath your roof’s eaves. If you stand a few feet away from your home’s exterior wall and look up, you’ll see the horizontal soffit connecting the wall to the slanting eave.
However, you cannot see the soffit from the road, and it doesn’t contribute to your home’s curb appeal.
Your home’s soffit has a few purposes. First, it can promote air circulation between your roof and the rest of your home. The soffit vent draws in cool air, forcing hot, moist air out through the roof’s exhaust ventilation systems. This process can help prevent mold from accumulating in your attic and keep it properly ventilated.
The soffit can also keep pests out of your home. If your soffit has begun cracking or deteriorating, it may create space for bees, wasps, small animals, and insects to invade your attic. As a result, repairing these issues quickly is essential to protecting your home.
Meanwhile, the fascia is the attractive vertical paneling along the area where the gutter connects to the roof. This element is parallel to the home’s siding and is visible from the road. As a result, fascia contributes to your home’s curb appeal.
Fascia creates a smooth, cohesive appearance between the roof’s edge and the home’s siding. However, it also plays several functional roles on the house.
Fascia primarily acts as a protective barrier between the roof’s edge and any external elements that could come into contact with your home. It protects the wooden board beneath the roof’s eave from water damage, debris, tree branches, and weather damage.
Additionally, this structural element keeps your gutters in place during heavy rainstorms and strong winds.
Signs You Need a Soffit and Fascia Repair
Soffit and fascia can last for many years on your home. However, like any other elements of your roof or home’s exterior, they will need repaired or even replaced eventually.
If you haven’t updated your home’s soffit and fascia in a while, scheduling a professional roof inspection may be a good idea. However, you can also walk around your home’s perimeter and examine your soffit and fascia for potential issues.
Here are a few signs that could indicate you need a soffit and fascia repair.
1. Rotting Wood
Soffit and fascia can consist of several materials, including vinyl, wood, and aluminum. If your soffit and fascia are wood, they could begin rotting and deteriorating after several years on your home.
Rotting wood can appear discolored, cracked, or splintered. Your rotting soffit and fascia may also look shrunken in size.
2. Peeling Paint
Whether your soffit and fascia consist of vinyl, aluminum, or wood, their paint could begin peeling with age. Peeling paint and discoloration are two signs that your soffit and fascia may not be as durable as they once were.
3. Pest Infestation
If you have noticed a pest infestation in your attic or your home’s living area, finding the culprit quickly is essential. Often, damaged or deteriorating soffit can allow pests to enter the attic. If your attic is not completely sealed off from the rest of your home, the pests can then enter your garage or your living area.
These pest infestations can range from a few bees in your home to a family of birds. Hiring a roofing company to perform an inspection can help you determine your pests’ exact entry point.
Who Can Repair My Soffit and Fascia?
Licensed roofing contractors can typically repair soffit and fascia. However, hiring a contractor with specialized training and experience in soffit and fascia repair is essential. Not every roofer handles soffit and fascia maintenance on a daily basis, and their lack of experience could lead to an unprofessional, cheap repair job.
At Elite Remodeling Services, we’ve spent years learning the best ways to repair soffit and fascia for homeowners like you. We’ve performed soffit and fascia repair jobs for homeowners around Apple Valley, Burnsville, Farmington, Eagan, Lakeville, and Minneapolis. We’d love to take you on as our next customer.
Contact us today at 952-646-2480 to schedule your free soffit and fascia repair estimate.